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Model-based simulation for design and test demos at U.S Missile Defense Conference & Exhibit

By: sclaypoole

Monday kicks off AIAA’s annual U.S. Missile Defense Conference and Exhibit in D.C. and our engineers are gearing up to share how to design, simulate and analyze an entire missile defense system within our immersive 3D software environment. AGI products, including the new STK/EOIR, bring critical insight during both the system design and engineering and test and evaluation (T&E)phases.

Engineers can model and analyze subsystem interdependencies to evaluate which architecture parameters affect end-to-end system performance. AGI software has been proven during this phase through many years of usage at the Missile Defense Spacecraft Experimentation Center (MDSEC), where it supported the design and flight of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), the predecessor to the Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS). It is also currently used at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to support the initial design of the PTSS capability. Within the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC) EC2BMC testbed, AGI products are simulating missile trajectories and the capability to detect those trajectories with Airborne Infrared (ABIR) systems.

Used for T&E, test planners can represent trajectories for the planned flight and intercept and model the missile defense network of sensors including SBIR/DSP; airborne assets such as ABL or ABIR; ship-based platforms like the AEGIS; and ground-based optics and radar systems. During the test, engineers, operators and decision makers can visualize every detail of the event in real-time while post-test, engineers can reconstruct the event for further analysis to explore anomalies and measure the effectiveness of the tested system.

Learn more by visiting us in booth 331 at the show, where you can also enter to win a drawing for some pretty cool night vision goggles. We hope to see you in D.C.!

Posted: 3/17/2011 3:36:55 PM