Modular Instrumented MDO Integrated Capability (MIMIC)

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An Affordable Path to More Realistic Testing & Training Environments

MIMIC™ is a family of unattended passive or active nodes designed to “mimic” different adversarial battlefield capabilities enabling U.S. and coalition forces to train more realistically in a Multi-Domain Operations environment.

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The Need For New Training Solutions

The proliferation of advanced technology coupled with rapid advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning has resulted in an explosion of potential threats to U.S. and allied forces. These challenges are only likely to grow in number and complexity over the coming years.

One area where this threat is the most acute is the capability gap faced by DoD Test & Evaluation (T&E) and Training Ranges. T&E caliber threat solutions are in demand but are limited in number, complex to operate, and expensive to acquire, operate, and maintain. Additionally, the ability to quickly scale threat assets for distributed operations and complex scenarios are limited.

However, there is increasing demand for training solutions at Home Stations, Combat Training Centers (CTCs), and deployment ranges worldwide. This demand must confront the reality that range capabilities vary due to location and regional restrictions.

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About Our MIMIC Family of Unattended Passive or Active Nodes

First demonstrated at Vanguard 23 at Ft. Huachuca, MIMIC is designed around a core of common components and utilizing affordable COTS software-defined radios and operating software, each node can be configured to represent a different “personality” – e.g., RF Surveillance, HF Emitter, VHF/UHF Emitter, EO/IR Sensor, Radar Signal Simulator.

Enabled by 5G/4GLTE, Mesh MIMO, SATCOM or ISM networks and powered by solar panels, long-lasting batteries, generators or shore power, each node can be quickly deployed and controlled remotely and represents an affordable path to creating more realistic training (and test & evaluation) environments.

  • Enables scalable & adaptive threat capability for home station, ranges, & deployed sites
  • Utilizes common core of COTS software & radio hardware across family of unattended nodes
  • Rapid deployment & unattended persistent operations
  • Distributed architecture enabling local and centralized remote control
  • Communications agnostic to leverage diverse and layered solutions 
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Mission Capability

  • ISR Forward Deploy
  • Radio Direction Finding
  • Threat Emulation
  • Decoy Enhancement
  • CTC’s Unattended MDO 
  • Comms Ad Hoc Extension
  • Spectrum Awareness
  • UAV/UGS Payload Operations
  • Radar Emitter
  • AOA/TDOA Geo-location
  • Focused/Confined EW

Mission Personality

  • EME/RF Signal Environment Generation
  • RF Signal Decoy and Spoof 
  • EW Module/Localized Jamming (HF)
  • EO/IR Video Detection/Tracking (Viz)
  • Radar Emitter Emulation
  • Spectrum Monitoring 
  • MIMO/Comms Extension
  • DF Station/TDOA/AOA
  • SATCOM Jamming
  • GPS/GNSS Counter A-PNT  

Mission Deployment

  • Ground Emplaced

Bold text indicates successful prototyping. Additional Mission Personality, Mission Capability and Mission Deployment prototyping is ongoing.

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