| || Anukalpana 2.0: A Performance Evaluation Software Package for Akash Surface to Air Missile System
Author : Prahlada ;Raju, G.S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:47(3) ; 1997 ; pp 359-363
Subject : 681.5 Control Systems;681.5.017 Simulation;629.762 Missiles;629.76 Rockets and Missiles
Keywords : Simulation ;Multitarget defence;Air defence systems
Abstract : "An air defence system is a complex dynamic system comprising sensors, control centres, launchers and missiles. Practical evaluation of such a complex system is almost impossible and very expensive. Further, during development of the system, there is a necessity to evaluate certain design characteristics before it is implemented. Consequently, need arises for a comprehensive simulation package which will simulate various subsystems of the air defence weapon system, so that performance of the system can be evaluated. With the above objectives in mind, a software package, called Anukalpana 2.0, has been developed. The first version of the package was developed at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This program has been subsequently updated. The main objectives of this package are: (i) evaluation of the performance of Akash air defence system and other similar air defence systems against any specified aerial threat, (ii) investigation of effectiveness of the deployment tactics and operational logic employed at the firing batteries and refining them, (iii) provision of aid for refining standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the multitarget defence, and (iv) exploring the possibility of using it as a user training tool at the level of Air Defence Commanders. The design specification and the simulation/modelling philosophy adopted for the development of this package are discussed at length. Since Akash air defence system has many probabilistic events, Monte Carlo method of simulation is used for both threat and defence. Implementation details of the package are discussed in brief. These include: data flow diagrams and interface details. Analysis of results for certain input cases is also covered."