Active Defense Systems

Simulation infrastructure for operations research of active defense systems

3DOR's simulations engine is an advanced multi-purpose simulation infrastructure that was designed to support development and refinement of military-grade systems and sub-systems.

Thanks to its 3D modeling capabilities, real-time visualizations and scenario library, it can lead the way to significantly reduced development timetables, superior product optimizations and improved product capabilities.

Simulation of a Multi-Barrel Active Defense System
The following video presents a demonstration of an active defense concept, that includes firing from a multi-barrel weapon system on an anti-tank threat.
The simulation can assist in planning and optimizing the defense system for dealing with a variety of threats.
The user can analyze the sensitivity of different parameters such as:
  • Number of barrels 
  • Barrels spatial arrangement
  • Direction dispersion of the interceptors
  • Firing time
  • Dynamics, orientation and elevation accuracy of the aiming system
  • Accuracy of the sensors in assessing the threat location and direction
The simulation can assist in examining the system's possible functionalities with parameters of different sensors, operation of the system at various interception ranges against a variety of threats, and more.

The next video demonstrates the ability to implement a simulation of such a concept.
For illustration purposes, we used the BTR-7 APC geometry and replaced its cannon with a multi-barrel weapon system.

We can define success criteria in the simulation as the interceptor hits a desired segment of the RPG.
We place a matrix on the platform projection and fire a rocket towards each cell. 
  • In yellow - a cell where the interception succeeded
  • In red - a cell where the interception failed
The first part of the film shows a rapid* analysis of the firing of 2263 RPG-7V rockets at the APC.

* less than 10 seconds analysis time on a standard laptop 

The rest of the video demonstrates the ability to select one of the scenarios in the matrix and to examine the interception process in the same cell in 3D animation. 

The animation helps to validate the results and identify sensitivities, problems, and failure factors within the system, using the simulation. 
The animation runs using a different algorithm than the one used to calculate the matrix. It increases the reliability of the research process.

Active, close to the wall interception armor
Below is a link to a video of a Czech system,

This is an example of a different concept of an active defense system, in which our simulation can make a significant contribution throughout the research and development stages.
Our simulation contributes in
  • Feasibility study of the concept
  • Designing the protective modules required to deal with a variety of threats
  • Examining the sensitivity to different parameters and their dispersions
  • Examining the possible functioning of the system with parameters of different sensors
  • Planning the system placement on different platforms
  • Optimizing timing equations and the use against various threats
The next video demonstrates the ability to implement a simulation of such a concept :