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


III.H.02. Hunter Sensor Suite ATD. This ATD will demonstrate the feasibility of a lightweight, deployable and survivable hunter vehicle platform with an advanced, low observable, long range hunter sensor suite. The Hunter Sensor Suite will combine second generation thermal imaging, day TV, eye safe laser rangefinder, embedded aided target recognition, and image compression/transfer technology. Compared to the AN/TAS-6 W/2X lens, this sensor suite will reduce time to detect by 80 percent, increase target recognition range by 30 percent, and allow precision target location to within 50m. Critical targeting data and images will be passed over a C3 network to the RFPI "Standoff Killer" weapons in less than 15 seconds. By FY97, complete fabrication of the demonstrator vehicle, integration of signature management technologies and Hunter Sensor Suite mission payload, and demonstrate this survivable "Hunter" capability for the RFPI ACTD.

Supports: Dismounted Battlespace, Mounted Battlespace, Depth and Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Early Entry Lethality and Survivability, RFPI Umbrella Program, RFPI ACTD, LRAS3, FSV.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Tom Smith Carolyn Nash Charles Campbell
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