TSC has been a strong technical participant in Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) programs for over 20 years, beginning with the Navy Area program, continuing through the Navy Theater-Wide program, and currently with Aegis BMD. Our primary contributions are technical systems engineering and integrated logistics support, where we assist with timely development, installation, and integrated logistics support for the Navy’s BMD ships.


System Eng and Analysis

Systems Engineering & Analysis

TSC has acknowledged expertise and significant experience in radar system engineering for the Department of Defense (DoD) and FAA including concept development, design and production support, integration and testing, and deployment support.

  • Radar Performance Assessment
  • Signal Processing
  • RF Discrimination
  • Requirements Evaluation
  • Simulation Development
  • Installation Schedule Management
  • Supply Chain Logistics support
  • Navy Transition Liaison Support

RF Sensors and Defense Electronics

RF Sensors & Defense Electronics

TSC has been involved in the design, development, and testing of the multiple variants of the AN/SPS-49 for over 30 years. TSC provided radar subject matter expertise for the Navy's IWS 2.0 Common Data Sensor Architecture (CDSA) program which includes current and planned major upgrades to the SPS-49 for the transmitter, receiver, and signal processor.

TSC's expertise has been provided to major government programs such as SEASPARROW Missile (ESSM), RAM/CIWS Program Office, the Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program, and to the PHALANX Close in Weapon System (CIWS), and Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) weapon systems programs.

Rapid Development and Mission Support

Rapid Development & Mission Support

TSC supports investigation of issues critical for successful engagement support and development of techniques to mitigate potential performance-limiting factors. We have performed numerous detailed analyses to predict radar system capabilities and to demonstrate ways to optimize radar performance. We work closely with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in creating a BMD system to defend the United States, its deployed forces, and allies from a ballistic missile attack.

Rapid Development and Mission Support

Test Sets & Threat Simulators

Our simulation products comprise a broad span of radar analysis and system engineering tools that range from detailed antenna models to flexible effects-based tools for systems-of-systems design.

TSC brings multi-discipline expertise to meet the simulation needs of our customers that include:

  • Target models as a RF signal
  • Propagation Effects
  • Sea and Land Clutter
  • EA and EMI Simulation
  • Signal Processing
  • Radar Search Performance
  • Target Identification and Discrimination
  • Radar Siting

Featured Work

Simulation Framework

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.

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Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

TSC has been an integral part of the THAAD program since the weapons systems inception back in the early nineties. 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.

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.

aegis missile defense

Algorithm Development and Simulation

Discrimination, distinguishing lethal objects from non-lethal ones, is the most challenging problem of ballistic missile defense. The primary objective of the missile defense shield is to neutralize the lethal warhead.

TSC’s missile defense discrimination work is based on a combination of theory and observation. Our personnel have experience in analyzing ballistic missile flight test data collected by a wide range of radars.

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