BAE Systems uses OPNET to support a range of activities throughout the lifecycle of military communications systems
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. The company designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, fighting vehicles, radar, avionics, communications, electronics and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defence systems.
BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company has more than 100,000 people and generates annual sales of over $25 billion through its wholly-owned and joint venture operations. www.baesystems.com.
BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) uses OPNET to support a range of activities throughout the lifecycle of military communications systems. This ranges from early concept and design support modeling, to support for test and reference activities and deployment planning. BAE Systems has extensive experience of developing bespoke models of military communications systems ranging from low fidelity abstract models to very high fidelity detailed representations. BAE Systems is the lead supplier of communication systems models for the UK Land Systems Reference Centre, run by BT on behalf of the MoD, and in conjunction with BT is the Design Authority responsible for the development of its overall modelling strategy.
BAE Systems has pioneered the development of OPNET for use in on-line hardware-in-the-loop environments. Since 1998 BAE Systems have developed the capability to synchronise OPNET simulations to real-time and to interface models to real equipment. They have also developed a distributed simulation capability to enable modelling of large scale networks in real-time. This innovation enables the realistic representation of communications systems behaviour in Synthetic Environments and model-for-real substitution to support test and reference activities. This reduces the demands on real equipment and military personnel.
“OPNET provides us the capability to develop detailed bespoke models of military communication systems and also the flexibility to develop real time models for application within larger synthetic environments and test beds.”