Vehicle DAS Considerations for the Iron Gorget Threats: Analysis, Modelling and Comments to Operations Researchers

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Authors
  1. Rapanotti, J.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Threats to Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) have been defined, modelled and analyzed. Procedures for analyzing the threats have been developed, compatible with DRDC measurement capabilities, and are described in detail in this study. The DAS is intended to be a modular, federated system, configurable for specific mission demands and developed based on field trials complemented by deterministic engineering models, scene generators and war-gaming simulators. Based on the analysis, a basic Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) for Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) has been proposed. To improve performance and reliability, the DAS is based on three complementary sensor technologies, including: acoustics, visible and infrared optics and radar. From these technologies, four DAS subsystems are defined: 1. Passive long range sensing with threat avoidance countermeasures, 2. Short range active sensing with interception of the threat, 3. Detection of active targeting systems, including HARLIDM™ based laser threat warning and radar warning receivers, and finally, 4. Acoustic threat detection based on extended sniper detection technology. Specific issues were raised by operations researchers and are addressed in this study. The analytical procedures described in this study will be used to develop future DAS systems at reduced risk and defrayed cost through international collaboration.

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Keywords
threat detection;vehicle survivabiltiy;operations research;scene generation;Armoured Fighting Vehicle - AFV;DAS (Defensive Aids Suite);LAV (Light Armored Vehicle)
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TM-2004-356 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Feb 2007
Number of Pages
76
DSTKIM No
CA028943
CANDIS No
527138
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CD ROM

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