Statistically Significant Simulation (SSS) of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Penta Research Inc.
641 Wynn Drive Suite 104
Huntsville, AL 35816
Principal Investigator


Penta Research will develop and provide a conceptual model outlining a new innovative, optimally developed capability for a rapid, multi-run, end-to-end, ?Statistically Significant Simulation? of the BMDS. We will establish a flexible environment to appropriately combine modeling fidelity and/or resolution with simulation run time (or large run counts) allowing for assessments and sensitivity trades of the broader BMDS performance space for ?Tier 1? type products. We will concentrate on the technical merit, feasibility, and trade studies of the SSS framework to optimally satisfy defined capability requirements. The software management approach, simulation architecture, software/hardware platforms and technologies, modeling fidelity approaches, interface content and format, post-processing, and analysis techniques are areas to be traded/investigated. Key areas of focus will be methods of abstraction of high fidelity models along with identification and mitigation of technical risks. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 (14 Nov 14)