Defense Science Board Task Force on Missile Defense Phase III: Modeling and Simulation [open pdf - 807KB]
This report covers Phase III of the work of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Missile Defense. Phase I examined midcourse discrimination. Phase II, a 2002 DSB Summer Study, examined the four issues shown in the chart above. Following completion of the Phase II report, the Director, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) asked the Task Force to examine modeling and simulation (M&S). The Under Secretary Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD[AT&L]) concurred. After a brief introduction, this report will cover each of the five issues in turn: the scope of the modeling and simulation effort, the appropriateness of the level of fidelity, the impact of communication on the end-to-end models, the approaches to the validity of simulations, and addition opportunities for M&S contribution.