Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.H.15. Multi-Function Staring Sensor Suite (MFS3) (Proposed ATD). Demonstrate a modular, reconfigurable Multi-Function Staring Sensor Suite (MFS3) that integrates multiple advanced sensor components including staring infrared arrays, multifunction laser, and acoustic arrays. The MFS3 will provide ground vehicles, amphibious assault vehicles, and surface ships with a compact, affordable sensor suite for long range non-cooperative target recognition, mortar/sniper fire location, and air defense against low signature UAVs and long range helicopters. By FY98, complete sensor component risk reduction, and develop reconfigurable sensor backplane that fully integrates aperture, power, and signal processing requirements for multiple platform applications. By FY99, complete design of medium format staring array capable of being reconfigured for either visible through 5 micron or 8-12 micron operation. By FY00, integrate staring FLIR, multi-function laser, and acoustic cueing components and processing with common backplane, and demonstrate the capability for automated surface-to-surface, surface-to-air, and air-to-ground search, acquisition, and non-cooperative identification. By FY01, integrate weapons/fire location processing and demonstrate capability to detect and accurately locate hostile mortar/sniper fire.

Supports: Future Scout Vehicle, Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle-Enhanced, Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Steve Holt Carolyn Nash Chris Kearns
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