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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||range safety; probabilistic templates; guided missile; weapon danger area; footprint|
|Depositing User:||Ms Leslie Blay|
|Date Deposited:||23 May 2010 07:36|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:55|
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