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Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineering


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Table of Contents

Introduction and Background
Why Is Missile Defense an Important Topic?

Systems Engineering Fundamentals
Pre-Phase A
Phase A
Phase B
Phases C-F
Concept-of-Operations Development
Product Architecture
Requirement-Driven Acquisitions
Verification and Validation

Missile Defense Problem
Overview of the Missile Defense Problem
Air Defense Environment

Pre-Phase A: The Air and Missile Defense Program
Pre-Phase A: The Air and Missile Defense Program Plan
Air and Missile Defense Mission Needs and Definitions
Air and Missile Defense Measures of Effectiveness
Top-Level Requirements

Phase A: AMD System Requirements
AMD Mission Needs: Requirements to CONOPS
Systems Architecture Functional Requirements
Allocation of Functions to Systems
System Performance and Interface Requirements
CDS: Sensor Suite System Performance Requirements
Engagement System Performance Requirements
System Requirements Document

Phase B: Preliminary Design
Target System
Sensor Suite
Battlespace Assessment
Engagement Analysis
Missile Subsystem Preliminary Design

Preliminary Systems Design Trade Analysis
Battlespace Performance Summary

Allocation of Performance Requirements
Allocation of Radar Performance Requirements to Subsystems
Allocation of Interceptor Performance Requirements to Interceptor Subsystems

Physics and Mathematics of AMD Design and Analysis
Interceptors and Flight Analysis
Target and Clutter Returns
Seeker Noise Sources


About the Author

Warren Boord has 28 years of defense community experience and is currently with the Department of the Navy. John B. Hoffman has over 25 years of radar and antenna systems engineering experience and currently works as a consultant.


"Air and missile defense is one of the toughest missions facing the US armed forces today. ...Our forward deployed forces are in situations now that present combined anti-ship and ballistic missile threat conditions. Serious systems engineering of new systems to counter these threats along with the simultaneous engineering to upgrade... are required to keep pace with the threats. ...This volume addresses the crucial steps needed to achieve the needed outcome to fight and win."
-James S. Polk, CAPT, USN, (Ret.), VP Operations Technology Service Corporation; former AEGIS Technical Director, USA

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