Lethality Server Performance Validation Analysis for the Virtual Proving Ground Distributed Test Event 4

Report No. ARL-TR-3408
Authors: Geoffrey C. Sauerborn
Date/Pages: March 2005; 110 pages
Abstract: The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's table look-up lethality server is a simulation support tool that resolves damage to vehicles or other entities, based on pre-calculated (look-up) vulnerability tables. The server provides those damage results in a timely manner, allowing simulated entities to represent those damage effects in an appropriate way (e.g., become mobility or fire power "killed"). This report presents results from the server's recent participation in the Distributed Test Event Four (DTE-4). DTE-4 was a demonstration of simultaneously executed distributed test support activities spread across the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. The results are viewed in terms of observing the server's behavior from a verification and validation (V&V) perspective. This report presents the results (and detailed findings) from the V&V analysis. An added benefit from this report (and perhaps longer lasting value added) is that it documents server functional requirements (that apply to validation) and establishes recommended processes for executing V&V on the server. Combined, these form a general purpose lethality server V&V plan for future validation efforts as required.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: March 1, 2005