Original Date: 09/14/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Best Practice : WarGaming Laboratory
Raytheon Missile Systems Company (RMSC) developed the WarGaming Laboratory which allows users to simulate products against an intended threat on a digital battlefield. RMSC, as well as government agencies, use this laboratory to develop simulations which model air combat engagements, battle group air defense, strike/air defense, and other missile engagement and defensive scenarios.
The WarGaming Laboratory is supported by a network of Silicon Graphics, SUN and VME workstations that host the simulation models and graphical output software. These workstations process the analytical- and physical-based computer models that simulate threat characteristics, weapon characteristics, flight profiles, environmental constraints, and other combat simulation requirements. Users animate their scenarios by viewing a synthetic battlefield simulation projected on a large screen. These simulations provide valuable insight, so missiles can be properly designed to counter intended threats.
RMSC uses the WarGaming Laboratory’s simulations to predict weapon systems performance and operational effectiveness of its products in a combat environment. The simulations help the company prepare top-level weapon system requirements in relationship to operational concepts; missile lethality and effectiveness; airframe capabilities and constraints; cost; and other engineering design parameters. Currently, RMSC is integrating the product development process by evaluating product simulations for actual hardware manufacturing.
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