Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Research and Course Development – Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) and Monte Carlo Simulation

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Mikel D. Petty, University of Alabama in Huntsville (pettym@uah.edu)

Timeframe:  May 2017 to May 2018

Category: Human Capital Development



  •  Investigate how models and simulations are used in Missile Defense Agency (MDA) with a focus on Monte Carlo simulations, and verifications and accreditation(VV&A) of simulations and models.
  • Develop course materials that address MDA’s need for VV&A and Monte Carlo simulations


Eight professional education short courses, on subjects and with content specialized for the missile Defense Agency (MDA), will be developed and taught:

  1. Monte Carlo Simulation
  2. Verification, Validation, and Accreditation



Publications: None to date

Research Team


  • Dr. Mikel D. Petty, University of Alabama in Huntsville

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Project Researchers