Combat Simulation Analysis of Advanced Technology Weapons

Period of Performance: 09/01/1998 - 06/01/1999


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

HPS Simulations
PO Box 3245
Santa Clara, CA 95055
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

East Carolina University
Brewster A-224
Geenville, NC 27858
Institution POC

Research Topics


PC-based combat simulation software is now capable of accurately recreating the conditions and end results of modern battles. One of the specific uses of such a software package is to evaluate the performance of a proposed modification or entirely new weapons system in battle situations. This will insure the system meets with expectations and requirements, before additional expensive development time is spent, or a prototype is produced. The net results are that inadequate designs can be eliminated quickly from consideration, while maximizing the performance of accepted systems by allowing designers to quickly evaluate a variety of potential options.The software can be further used to develop employment doctrines and tactics for the new weapons, as well as evaluating those for existing weapons. Additionally, it will show the inter-relationships between different types of weapons systems on the battlefield, and how they can best work together.