ASE Stimulation | Weapon Simulation & Adjudication | Eye-Safe Laser Designation | Geometric Pairing
ICE is contracted to produce the Training Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Stimulation Suite (TASS) and the Aviation Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS) in response to an Urgent Operational Need (UON) statement to conduct combined arms operations against high-fidelity enemy Integrated Air Defense System (IADS) threats. TASS stimulates the Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) to provide realistic cockpit warnings and indications
that require pilots to take appropriate actions for engagement preparations against enemy threats.
The Advanced Smart Onboard Data Interface Module (ASMODIM) detects IADS threats, then transmits engagement data to the Aviation Gateway Processor (AGP). The AGP will inject the visual displays in the cockpit and provide alert tones and audio messages in the aircraft internal communications system. The system will replicate tactical IADS by providing interrogation, tracking, and/or targeting of the aircraft participating in combined arms training at each Combat Training Center (CTC). The ASMODIM will report to the Core Instrumentation System (CIS) via the Army Aviation Data Management System (AADMS) network operating at each CTC. The ASMODIM will maintain chaff and flare inventory. Inventory is replenished via Hand Held Initializer (HHI), GreenKey, Universal Controller Device, or reset command from the CIS. A resurrect from any source will bring the ASMODIM back to life, and leave the chaff and flares inventory as it was when killed.
The Training Laser Designator (TLD) will be permanenty embedded into the Phase III Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) for every AH-64D/E Apache Helicopter. The TLD is a self-contained subsystem consisting of a collimated Class 3R (ANSI) 904 nanometer (nm) Laser energy transmitter. A MILES Laser Transmitter enables simulated Rockets and Missiles when LBA TESS is installed and enaged on the aircraft. The TLD is controlled by the Training Laser Interface Adapter (TLIA) through an RS-485 serial interface. A second “Host” serial interface allows the Modernized Laser Spot Tracker (M-LST) within the M-TADS to receive BIT and status information from the TLD.
The Instrumentation Player Unit (IPU) instruments the vehicle as a player and target for Force-on-Force training firing non-line of sight (NLOS) simulated weapons. It provides real-time tracking and recording of position/location, weapon events and MILES engagements. Platform type, player ID, weapon loads, and radio frequencies are configured during initialization. Player and event data are transmitted to the Modular Mobile Command and Control (MMCC) for real-time monitoring, recording and playback for After Action Review (AAR).
The MWSA2 Weapon Simulator is designed to simulate all munitions fired by the MLRS Rocket Launcher and operates in two modes. In tactical mode, it performs high fidelity simulation including tactical responses to all mode sequences executed during pre-launch and launch operations. The MWSA2 exercises the launcher’s Tactical software and circuits in the same manner as a live round. In non-tactical mode, the MWSA2 provides the “Trainer” capability using the launcher’s non-tactical Training software. The Trainer replicates the weapons interface to the crew, but does not activate the tactical interface.