Modeling and Simulation Use in 5th Generation Fighter by L2A0wz

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									                  Modeling and Simulation Use in
                      5th Generation Fighter
                   Operational Test & Evaluation


                                                                               Col Jimmy Clark
                                                                               AFOTEC Det 6 Commander
                                                                               Release Date: 2 Feb 09




This presentation is approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
AFOTEC Public Release Number: 2009-01-30


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                  Purpose of OT&E

•   Determine effectiveness & suitability
    – Credible data for acquisition decision-makers
•   Determine mission capability
    – Clearly identifies capabilities delivered to warfighter
•   Operational testing requires:
    – Production representative systems
    – Operational environment




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        Suitability OT&E Challenges

•   Evaluations require significant resources
•   Immature system tested against mature requirements
•   Solution: Combine test data with modeling and
    simulation
                                                 Models Used
    – Example: F-22 Sortie Generation Rate
                                             ARM – IOT&E/FOT&E-1
                                             REALOPS – FOT&E-2
                                             LCOM – Future




       Actual                                SGR
     Maintenance
        Data

                           Test
                        Constraints
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       Effectiveness OT&E Challenges

•   Integrated avionics on high performance, LO airframe
•   Numbers/types of threats and targets
•   Real-time battlespace shaping
•   Open Air Range limitations


                                   Missile guidance
                                         Raid assessment
                                              Cued ranging
                                          BVR identification
                                     Ground threat
                          Missile launch warning




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       M&S in Mission Level Evaluation

•   Open Air Range
    – Air-to-Air Range Infrastructure
      (AARI) for battleshaping
•   F-22 Air Combat Simulation (ACS)
    – Re-hosted avionics software
    – High-density air/ground threats
    – Operator-in-the-loop
•   Verification and Validation
    – DT&E data for F-22 installed
      system performance
    – Intel and contractor models
    – Test-the-test


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                  Future Efforts

•   F-22 Logistics Composite Model (LCOM)
•   ACS Upgrades for F-22 FOT&E-3.1
•   Enhanced AARI for F-35 IOT&E
•   F-35 Verification Simulator (VSIM)




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                      Summary

•   M&S proven invaluable during 5th Gen Fighter OT&E
•   DT&E/OT&E working relationship critical for V&V
•   M&S role increasing as weapon systems advance




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