Our M&S expertise started with an MDA Small Business Innovative Research contract, in which we synthesized event-driven and time-driven tools to characterize performance of the missile defense communications architecture. Since then, our toolkit has grown to encompass all types of vehicles and numerous payload parameters, well beyond missile defense.
In our estimation, we believe Modeling, Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) requirements should be derived from a master set of learning objectives. Once these MS&A objectives are defined, we have to tools to explore at length, to include, for example:
- Identifying new operational challenges and capability gaps linked to concepts that will better enable the US to provide forces in support of future strategic demands
- Determining best concept or technology mixes for current and future systems, and to assess the contribution each concept or technology makes to the operational mission
- Performing systems-of-systems optimization for design and budget purposes
- Identifying capabilities required to meet warfighter needs
- Determining possible impacts of emerging technologies and innovative applications of existing technologies on concepts, capabilities and future military operations
- Optimizing support with current assets or determine the best investment strategy for future assets
With respect to both military and civil applications, which are often focused on disparate vehicles and payloads for a wide range of missions, our MS&A tools characterize vehicle performance, operating parameters, weather, terrain, node access and innumerable other factors to help both maximize the benefit of their investment in communications, surveillance or lift systems. Significantly, we can model performance from ground nodes the whole way up to all satellite constellations. Our weather analysis encompasses the whole 60-year NCAR data base, and we use high fidelity terrain representation.
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