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SDS To Provide Additional HPM Weapon System Simulation Capabilities

The LiteFlite Reconfigurable Simulator.
by Staff Writers
Orlando FL (SPX) Nov 25, 2008
SDS International recently delivered an upgrade to its LiteFlite Reconfigurable Simulator, consisting of High-Power Microwave (HPM) weapon system simulation capabilities, for use by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Directed Energy Division (AFRL/DE), Kirtland AFB, NM.

Under this effort, SDS International's Advanced Technologies Division developed, integrated and tested additional HPM plug-in component capabilities for SDS' LiteFlite simulator for use in upcoming Advanced Concept Event (ACE) exercises.

The HPM plug-in provides a parameterized F-16 mounted HPM pod, accurate simulation of the precision guided HPM weapons delivery, basic weapons probability of kill (Pk), lethality and damage assessment models for use with specific unclassified target entity types, and distributed interactive simulation (DIS) emissions of directed energy fire protocol data units (PDUs) and entity damage status PDUs to properly reflect events related to HPM weapon engagement.

The addition of the HPM plug-in adds to the rapidly growing list of unique LiteFlite capabilities, further demonstrating the flexibility and extensibility of LiteFlite's modular architecture.

This architecture facilitates the development and integration of a variety of functions including complete aircraft/space systems, custom aero/astro models, panel instruments, engines, sensors, and weapons, as well as, the integration of other existing (third-party) simulation codes (aero, weapons, sensors, etc.).

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