BlueHalo’s Missile Airframe Simulation Testbed (MAST) is a recoverable surrogate missile system capable of emulating the flight dynamics and spectral/spatial/temporal signatures of Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS). The purpose of MAST is to provide a low-cost, easily-acquired, non-destructive test capability for Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE).
BlueHalo provides missile airframe design, mechanical Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)/aerodynamics analysis. We also offer development of avionics components, including rechargeable battery systems, power distribution, flight computers, and on-board data collection and recording, and ground support equipment, including fire control systems, launch software, and telemetry data collection hardware and software. Our other Surrogate Missile capabilities include:
- Real-time Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) simulations, simulation modeling, and 6-DOF development
- Flight software and Guidance and Control algorithm development
- Flight test planning, coordination, and execution
- Test scenario development and missile performance analysis