Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

THAADTSC has been an integral part of the THAAD program since the weapons systems inception back in the early nineties. Within the THAAD system program, TSC has cut across all the critical engineering areas: RF hardware/HWIL/interface development, software, system engineering and analysis. TSC was instrumental in developing the HWIL system (Radar Interface Unit), which provided the RF uplinks to the THAAD missile during and prior to flight. Operating flawlessly during the THAAD DEM-VAL effort, this RF hardware is currently being used to support ground testing of the THAAD missile at the System Integration Laboratory (SIL). TSC, working with the THAAD Fire Command & Control (TFCC) subsystem, developed the BM/C2I Integrated Test Environment (BSITE). This system is critical to emulating the real-time tactical THAAD radar interfaces (RIE) for TFCC testing and algorithm development. Additionally, an enhanced variant of the BSITE software, the Joint Environment Driver for Interoperability (JEDI), is currently utilized for intra-BMDS system testing.

THAAD AThe JEDI software is used to emulate the THAAD radar response with other BMDS assets (Patriot, Aegis, JTAGS) within an integrated tactical simulation environment. In addition to the development of these large real-time tactical interface emulations, TSC has supported the THAAD weapon systems engineering efforts in the construction of the THAAD radar Medium Fidelity End-To-End Radar model (METER). This detailed radar model is based on the published THAAD Radar Mission Application Plan – Software Requirements Specification (MAP-SRS) and was used for the THAAD System Performance Critical Design Review (CDR). TSC has been active in various other THAAD system areas, including the TFCC Engagement Operations (EO) Planner, THAAD Threat Generator (TTG) and Real-Time Radar Cross Section (RCS) Threat Federate. The real-time RCS threat federate is a joint IR&D project with the TSC/CT operations to bring about a mechanism to interject real-time aspect angle dependent RCS values into existing large scale integrated systems simulations.