Activities include hardware-in-the loop (HWIL) and soft ware-in-the loop (SWIL) RDT&E, system modeling and simulation, system-of-systems and family-of-systems interoperability for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD), GBAMD fire control and command & control (C2), and critical safety software development & engineering.
ASL conducts world-class applied research, development, test & evaluation (RDT&E) for several government agencies located at the U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal and local Huntsville area, including:
- U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center
- U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missile and Space
- U.S. Army Program Executive Office Aviation
- U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
- Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency
The laboratory’s multidisciplinary systems engineering and software development research skills include:
- Ground-based air & missile defense (GBAMD) command & control (C2) design, development, modeling, simulation and analyses
- Modeling, simulation & analyses of complete air and missile defense systems
- Integrated air and missile defense architecture design, development & engineering
- Software development and engineering of rotary-wing aviation mission planning systems
The lab conducts RDT&E activities of air and missile defense and aviation systems including hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL), software-in-the loop (SWIL), live-fire exercises and system-of-systems & family–of–systems interoperability. Other significant applied research areas include integrated fire control, interceptor guidance & control, safety critical software development and modern technology insertion.