Presentation on theme: "Advanced Refractive Effects Prediction System"— Presentation transcript:
1 Advanced Refractive Effects Prediction System Current operational usesAirborne & surface-based radar probability of detectionESM vulnerabilityVHF/UHF communications assessmentStrike & electronic countermeasures assessmentEarly warning aircraft stationingHF ground and sky-wave assessment*GCCS-M implementationForceNet implementationWindows® PC implementationNMCI approvedModels developed under the EM propagation task transition via AREPS to fleet to support command and control, communications, surveillance, strike warfare and simulation.* HF communications implementedStill requires HF radar threshold model
2 AREPS Features 2 MHz - 57 GHz frequency range OpNav authorized propagation modelRange/bearing dependent environmentUpper-air observationsSurface observationsBuilt-in climatologyMesoscale meteorological modelsRange and bearing variable terrainRough ocean-surfaceSurface clutterFixed or user-specific ground typesAutomatic DTED level 0, 1, & 2User maintained EM system databaseRadarsCommunication systemsESM receiversTargetsClassified master database availableUser interfaceMicrosoft Windows 95 - XPGCCS-M / NITES IIComposable ForceNetFalconViewNetwork configurableProgrammaticsDII-COE compliant Windows 2000NMCI approvedGovernment ownedLicense freeTri-serviceTechnical supportInternet / SIPRNET homepage24/7 METOC help-deskFAQ’sSoftware updatesOn-line trouble reporting systemExtensive built in helpFormal school house trainingUser’s manual and other DII-COEdocumentationOAML Ocean and Atmospheric Master Library - Authorized by theOceanographer of the Navy (N-61) and administered by CommanderNaval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC)METOC - Meteorology and OceanographyGCCS-M - Global Command and Control System - MaritimeNMCI Navy Marine Corps InternetDII-COE - DefenseInformation Infrastructure - Common Operating EnviornmentDTED Digital Terrain Elevation DataJAAWN Joint Army Air Force Weather NetworkDAMPS -ESM Electronic Support Measures
3 Various AREPS implementations Common Operating PictureVarious AREPS implementationsGCCS-M NITES-IIPocket-PCPersonal -PCFalconViewComposable ForceNet(Current Installs)CTF-74CTF-72CTF-72.2USS Blue RidgeAREPS has been implemented within a number of tactical decision aids systems.
4 AREPS Windows® Personal Computer Implementation DTED TerrainMETOC in numerous formatsObservations / Mesoscale Models / ClimatologyOperator interfaceNumerous decision aidsEM systems
5 Height versus Range Coverage Display Personal annotation capabilityRight click on legend to change colorsRight click on picture for popup menus
6 Range/Height Displays Right click on picture for popup menusScroll bar to change height/range
9 Area DisplayChange targets, radar POD, ESM receiver, Comm receiver, & display height on-the-flyMouse move shows location and DTED terrain elevations.
10 Maximum Range Display Multiple targets, ESM, and Comm receivers Change POD on-the-flyTable formatBargraph format
11 Troposphere Raytrace Range / bearing dependent terrain (DTED data) Range / bearing dependent atmosphereAltitude errorsOptional internal data output -angles, ranges, heights, times, etc.
12 HF communicationsUsed to assess HF sky-wave in both area and point-to-point displayUsed to assess HF combined sky-wave and ground-wavePropagation loss, electric field, signal-to-noise, received power, MUF,LUF,FOT, terrain masking.Reads environment from a file created with the environment program and ionospheric data obtained via AREPS homepage.Reads terrain from DTED or a custom file.
13 HF Ionosphere Raytrace Communications & Radar ModelsJones-Stephenson 3-D ionospherewith geo-magnetic fieldParameterized Ionosphere Model(PIM 1.7)FutureInternational Reference IonosphereUser plug-insMultiple azimuths, elevations,and frequenciesRay display - elevation and azimuthPlasma frequency contours invertical and horizontal planesContours of F2 and E regioncritical parametersFrequency homingIonogramHF Ionosphere RaytraceCommunications & Radar
14 Emergency Response UHF communications East County San Diego AREPS Server ModeComposable ForceNet(Current Installs)CTF-74CTF-72CTF-72.2USS Blue RidgeRuns on a background serverUses COAMPS grid data from DAMPSNo AREPS operator interventionAccessed via application GUIHomeland Defense Proposal effort(SSC 246 Command and Control Technology and Experimentation Division)Emergency Response UHF communications East County San Diego
15 Numerous right-click popup menus Standard Project WindowResearch Project Window(full access to APM)Numerous right-click popup menus
16 Run multiple projects in batch “hands-off” process Automode Menu WindowRun multiple projects in batch “hands-off” process
17 EM System Database ASCII text Easily transportable User maintained Common master capable
18 System Input/Editing Windows ESM receiversHF to EHF CommunicationsTargetsRadarsPlatforms
19 Numerous Popup Menu Options Click on label to change unitsClick on picture for display optionsClick on input field for helpClick on legend to change colors
20 Can use level 0, 1, and 2 DTED data Digital Terrain Elevation Data File ManagerCan use level 0, 1, and 2 DTED data
21 (message to technical support) Message & Error WindowDetails View(message to technical support)Description View(message to user)New - “Don’t show option”
33 AREPS On-line Help Opportunities Internet:Internet:HomepagesInternet:
34 When can we meet to discuss your needs SummarySSC San Diego, Atmosphere Propagation Branch has over 55 years of expertise in propagation modeling, environmental data assimilation, and C4I decision aids.APM is the only N096/N61 accredited EM (100 MHz – 57 GHz) propagation modelAPM and AREPS are elements of the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) and Navy Modeling & Simulation Management Office (NAVMSMO) libraryAREPS is a Functional Area Manager (FAM) certified application within the Department of the Navy’s Application and Database Management System (DADMS).AREPS is NMCI certifiedAREPS is NATO approved, Military Committee Meteorological Group/WG - Battle Area Meteorological Systems and Support plus with PartnersWhen can we meet to discuss your needsin greater detail?
35 E–mail AREPS email@example.com Commercial (619)DSNFacsimile (619)E–mail AREPSPublic Internet -How to Contact Us