AIAA-2004-6858-751 - AIAA 2004-6858 USAF Developmental Test...

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 J. D. Simmons 46 Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL 32547 systems testing requires a broad scope of development efforts. Live fire air to air weapon systems test capability requires a test infrastructure capable of addressing new modern target control systems; missile tracking and scoring systems; shooter tracking systems; and modern efficient designs that integrate with existing range infrastructure. Several attempts have been made over the past 15 years to achieve a modern new weapon systems capability for the Services. This paper will address those attempts and some of the contributing factors which have limited the ability to achieve an effective plan to upgrade the Navy and Air Force weapon systems capabilities. Nomenclature A/A = Air-to-Air ARDS = Advanced Range Data System CTEIP = Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program EnRAP = Enhanced Range Applications Program GPS = Global Positioning System GRDCS = Gulf Range Drone Control System IOC = Initial Operational Capability JAMI = Joint Advanced Missile Instrumentation MSTCS = Multi-Service Target Control System NGTCS = Next Generation Target Control System OTH = Over the Horizon REM = Range Encryption Module = Test and Evaluation TCS = Target Control System TGRS = Translated GPS Range System TSPI = Time Space Position Information I. Introduction must allow the tester to focus on the warfighter in providing more realistic testing, joint test and training, continuous testing and enhanced test capability. This infrastructure generally lacked interoperability with other similar systems being tested by the Service, and in some cases even on the test range where the infrastructure was being placed, and clearly lacked interoperability with other Services. The trend in new weapon systems is the requirement to collect increasingly greater amounts of data at much higher data rates than in the past. At the same time, the Federal Government is reducing the available spectrum in which to transmit this data. Because of this increased data, data management/analysis is pushing forward as a stumbling block to effective, efficient test conduct. New technology weapons will add new challenges to effective, efficient test conduct. USAF Developmental Test and Evaluation Summit 16 - 18 November 2004, Woodland Hills, California AIAA 2004-6858 This material is declared a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States.
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2 The Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP) focus is to develop state-of-the-art technologies
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