At MODSIM2023, the 25th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, a Shoal team presented a paper called ‘Optimising the unpredictability of a ballistic missile’. The research was conducted by Emma Comino, John Ogilvie, Matthew King, Henry Lourey and John Wharington. The research team constructed a physics-based model of a ballistic missile. The aerodynamic model was then fed into an optimisation scheme, which facilitated a quick quantitative comparison between the time it takes the missile to reach its target and the sacrifice it may make to obscure its true target. The model hence provides a proof of concept framework for exploring trade-offs between missile performance and missile evasion behaviours.
View their presentation: 2023 MODSIM – Presentation – Optimising the unpredictability of a ballistic missile.
At the same conference, Shoal also presented a paper on ‘Machine learning–enabled missile system characterisation’.
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