ISR Modeling and Simulation Interfaces to Support C4I Decision Aids and Force Analysis

Period of Performance: 03/27/1998 - 12/27/1998


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Dynamics Technology, Inc.
21311 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 300
Torrance, CA 90503
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


Dynamics Technology Inc. (DTI) and Simulation Support Inc. (SimSupport) will develop improved C41 modeling and simulation (M&S) interfaces to support rapid command evaluation/alternatives, force structure analysis and training. Specific emphasis will be on interfacing advanced intel/surveillance/reconnaissance (ISR) performance prediction models with relevant legacy models that form the core of current Air Force C41 M&S (e.g. THUNDER, EADSIM, SPAM, OPUS, CFAM). This work supports efforts at ESC/DIS MSTPAD, AFSAA and other offices to integrate the effects of advanced C41 components into high fidelity models, linked to military effectiveness simulations. The approach builds on an Air Force sponsored, DTI-developed suite of ISR system performance models that convert technology specifications into the measures of performance (probability of detection and false alarm) required by mission/campaign level simulations and force allocation programs. These models extend the limited ISR performance database and enable the user to evaluate novel technology options, nonstandard system configurations and new operating modes. In Phase 1, we will: (1 ) refine the functional configuration and features outlined in the proposal, (2) develop software requirements for stand-alone and HLA links to legacy codes, (3) develop a representative prototype interface to illustrate the concept and demonstrate feasibility, and (4) develop Phase 11 implementation requirements.