As new missile shield programs are put into place, the need increases for information on the latest systems design techniques and component technologies. This book explains how to properly assess war-fighting capability by examining detect, control, and engage processes in the context of the combat system. The authors present a systems engineering approach that can be applied to new systems under consideration and to existing operational system designs. Using this approach, performance tradeoffs can be made between the sensor (radar) and weapon (missile) that support the development, testing, and fielding of a balanced system. The text also addresses battlespace performance assessment.
Why is Missile Defense an Important Topic?
The Missile Defense Problem
Technical Summary of Missile Defense
Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineering Approach
Engagement Time Line Definition
Detect -Control-Engage Process
Baseline Element Definitions
Mission Descriptions and Definitions
Self Defense / Point Defense
Area Air Defense
Battlespace Engineering Assessment
Combat System Characterization
Sensitivity to Defense Penetration Techniques
Sensitivity to System Architecture Options
Constants and Conversions
Warren Boord has 28 years of defense community experience and is currently with the Department of the Navy. John B. Hoffman has over 25 years of radar and antenna systems engineering experience and currently works as a consultant.