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


III.L.01. Guidance Integrated Fuzing. The potential exists for the use of Guidance Integrated Fuzing to increase the probability of kill for missile and air defense systems. By FY97, collect non-far field target signatures from millimeter wave, monopulse instrumentation radar. Generate high fidelity target models to support highly accurate seeker-based fuzing simulations to validate robust fuzing algorithms. By FY99, demonstrate algorithms which can use guidance information from RF and Imaging IR seekers, autopilots, and/or auto pilot instruments to direct and fuze aimable warheads to maximize damage to ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, unmanned air vehicles, and aircraft targets. Guidance Integrated Fuzing could double missile system lethality and decrease costs over conventional fuzing configurations by 25 to 50 percent.

Supports: PEO-MD, PAC-3, CORPS SAM, and FAADS PM/STINGER.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Donald E. Lovelace Mike Rithmire James Hendley
MICOM SARD-TT U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School
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