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A live simulation is simply an operational test, with sensors used to identify which systems have been damaged by simulated firings, using real forces and real equipment. A virtual simulation ("hardware-in-the-loop") might test a complete system prototype with stimuli either produced by computer or otherwise artificially generated.

Developmental testing can provide substantial information about failure modes of individual components, including the full prototype.

Since many components may have been previously used, possibly in a modified form, in other systems, test results and field data might be available and analyzed in conjunction with the current developmental tests.

However, in developmental or laboratory testing, the actions of a typical user are not taken into consideration, and therefore the prototype is not tested as a system-user whole.

Given the current lack of operational realism in much of developmental testing, some system deficiencies will not exhibit themselves until the most realistic form of full-system testing is performed.

The challenge is not how to perform a perfectly realistic test, since that is nearly always impossible, but, instead, how to perform a test in which the lack of realism is not a detriment to the evaluation of the system.

There are undoubtedly some characteristics of systems for which modeling is clearly feasible: for example, estimating how quickly a cargo plane can be unloaded or estimating the availability of systems based on failure and repair rates that can be measured in operational conditions.

As a result (and almost by definition), a simulation often is unable to identify "unanticipated" failure modes—ones that are unique to operational experience.

Consequently, it is almost axiomatic that for many systems a simulation can never fully replace an operational test.

These are situations for which the actions of the typical user are argued, a priori, not to critically affect system performance.

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