Guided weapon template generation: a probabilistic approach

Fletcher, Duncan and Wilson, Shaun and Jokic, Michael D. and Vuletich, Ivan (2005) Guided weapon template generation: a probabilistic approach. In: 2005 Systems Engineering/Test and Evaluation Conference (SETE 2005), 7-9 Nov 2005, Brisbane, Qld.

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In this paper, we outline an approach for the generation of guided weapon safety templates via probabilistic means. This approach involves the calculation of a ground impact distribution database for each weapon via Monte Carlo simulations performed on a 'farm' of computers. A safety template specific to a user-defined firing envelope is then generated. The template is a probability density function of the ground impacts for the specified firing parameters. We are currently building a two-part system to provide this capability to the Australian Department of Defence for weapon test and evaluation purposes. The first part is a data preparation process that weapon experts can use to
produce the weapon-specific ground impact distribution databases. The second part of the system is a software tool intended for operational users and range managers. This tool references the weapon database to generate a safety template for a specific firing envelope. We intend that the system be accepted for general use by the Department of
Defence; hence, we are building it in accordance with departmental quality assurance requirements for complex aerospace systems.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 23 May 2010 07:36
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: range safety; probabilistic templates; guided missile; weapon danger area; footprint
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099902 Engineering Instrumentation
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080111 Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0802 Computation Theory and Mathematics > 080205 Numerical Computation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810103 Command, Control and Communications

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