BMD Simulation Framework
The Ballistic Missile Defense Simulation Framework (BMDSF) is a plug-and-play application programming interface library that provides communications among functional modules in a Ballistic Missile Defense simulation.
BMDSF is built on top of the well-known Message Passing Interface (MPI) library, which enables the framework to be highly scalable to large simulations distributed over multiple interconnected computers.
Key BMDSF Features:
- Links modules in a simulation together by providing communication, timing, startup, and shutdown controls
- Concurrently supports simulation modules written in various programming languages
- Supports point-to-point and collective communication
- Provides the full advantages of MPI without requiring the user to learn the low-level MPI functionalities
- Supports distributing simulation modules across multiple computers and platforms
TSC’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) testbed software is an example large-scale simulation where the BMDSF is used. The BMDS testbed is a simulation tool for developing, evaluating, and demonstrating missile defense algorithms and models; it includes a configurable radar model consisting of multiple radar functional modules that are connected and communicate with each other in real-time using the BMDSF. The BMDSF supports multiple radar and EO/IR sensors as well as other elements of the BMDS, all interconnected by the framework.