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Testable Systems With Threats For Analysis And Requirements (TSTAR)


Integrates hardware models, physics models and tactical code that can re-host tactical program code or use verified TSC models:

  • AN/SPY-1 and AN/SPQ-9B radar models
  • C&D/WCS/FCS/VLS/CEP/SGS models 
  • SM-2/6/3, ESSM
  • Utilizes tactical configuration libraries and doctrine

Simulates complex threat/environment scenarios 

Run-time display/control and post-run data analysis 

Leverages TCE components and development team SMEs


PC based: runs faster than real time, accessible debug capability

Plug and play processing environment support

Features for diagnostics

Analysis Support Tools Available:

  • Automated Build
  • Data Analysis and Visual Display (DAViD)
  • Automation/Grid processing 
  • Automated Performance Assessment (APA)

Additional Details

  • Integrates hardware models, physics models and tactical code
  • Provides generic missile model
  • Common environment:
    • AAW, BMD, surface, and interceptor debris models
    • Non-standard propagation 
    • Land, sea, chaff, rain clutter

Hardware/ Software Requirements

  • Windows 10 or Linux RHEL 6
  • Dual/multi monitor is recommended
  • Intel quad-core or better 
  • 8+GB RAM

TSTAR Framework Design

  • Service provider (configuration, data access, data recording, event routing, scheduling, scalability, time-of-day access)
  • Extensible configuration (virtual CPUs)
    • Disperse processing (multi-node, multi-platform)
    • Emulate dispersed processing
  • Plug and play processing environment support
  • Features for diagnostics
    • Timing analysis
    • Message send/receive statistics
    • Message publish/subscribe data
    • Event log
  • User system controls
  • GUI Interface
  • Integrates well with tactical system components
    • Allowed for much greater scope of development and test on PC

TSTAR Sample Configuration

TSTAR v1.7 Instantiation
  • Sub-set configurations available to suit customer needs
  • Interfaces to Sensor and Sensor Computer Program can match a specific Tactical SPY baseline (eg: Baseline 9 Build 28 Equivalent)
  • Missile Model can accept uplink/downlink messages from Sensor
  • C&D model can accept tactical CEP equivalent messages
  • Additional Customer tactical components and/or representative models can be integrated into TSTAR

TCE Model Pedigree

TCE is a TSTAR legacy product

TCE has been used by SPY-1 Community since 2001

  • Accepted as valid for ET&E by TechRep and NSWC-Dahlgren
  • Predecessor (ADAM) used since 1993 for SPY-1 analysis
  • PEO IWS 1.0 endorsed AEGIS representation for CS Element use
  • Accredited by IWS1 for Baseline 9 DT Runs for the Record


FrameworkSince 2001, developed by TSC
Environment ModelSince 2001, developed by TSC
  • Imports ONI model data for threat trajectories
  • Verified jammer model with CSSQT EA events
  • Utilize DIDP model for BMD targets (Aegis standard)
  • Propagation model uses TEMPER (Aegis standard)
  • Clutter model compared to recent at-sea test data
SPY-1 ModelSince 1993, developed by TSC – verified with at-sea data from numerous at-sea events
SPQ-9B ModelSince 2005, developed by TSC – used as part of LPD-17 PRA (official validated tool suite)
Missile ModelSince 2005, based on SPY SDM model – registered with APL’s SM2 6DoF accredited model for SM2

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