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Combat Systems Engineering - Introduction

Course Description

Target Audience

Engineers, scientists, program managers, and graduate students will find the lessons learned in this course valuable for architecting, integration, and modelling of combat system. Emphasis is given to sound system engineering principles realised through the application of strict processes and controls thereby avoiding common mistakes.

Course Outline

Introduction to Combat System

Outline of the course modules

Outline of the course modules

Anatomy and Operation of a Combat System

Detailed description of the elements of a combat system and how they work together

System Engineering Concepts and Constructs System-level trades and tools

The role of modelling and simulation

The steps in procurement of a combat system including requirements development and testing

The AEGIS Combat System

In-depth discussion of the AEGIS Combat system elements and operation including sensors, tactical C&D, weapon control (WCS), fire control, and ship self-defence subsystems

Introduction to Navy and AEGIS-Specific Missions and Threats Couches the combat system in the context of its various missions including littoral and self-defence

Ship-Board Sensors - Review of the variety of multi warfare sensor systems, their capability, operation, management, and limitations

Ship-Board Weaponry - Weapon system suites employed by the AEGIS combat system and their capability, operation, management, and limitations

The Fire Control Loop - Defines and discusses the fire control loop and how it works, its vulnerabilities, limitations, and the battlespace of a weapon. The concepts of target localization and weapon kinematic access are introduced as important fire control engineering constructs

Combat Communication Systems - Provides an introduction to Navy communication systems and their various roles in combat. Topics include Link-4, 11, 16, and the development of communication system requirements

Current AEGIS Missions and Directions - Changing Navy missions, threat trends, shifts in the defence budget, and technology growth are discussed including lessons acquired during Desert Storm and other conflicts. New requirements to support joint warfare and expeditionary forces are discussed as are the network-centric initiatives of Open-Architecture and FORCEnet


Trade-offs and issues for modern combat system design

The role subsystems in combat system operation

How automation and technology are impacting the design and operation of future combat systems

The design and operation of fire control loops and algorithmic considerations such as discrimination, fusion, and track correlation

Understanding requirements for joint warfare, net-centric warfare, and open architectures

Communications system and architectures

Lessons learned from AEGIS development

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