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


III.L.04. Electronic Integrated Sensor Suite for Air Defense. Demonstrate electronically integrated sensor suite to provide passive, automated volume search, target detection, tracking and identification, and low probability of intercept laser ranging of fixed wing, rotary, and cruise missile aircraft. Perform cost-benefit operations analysis of single detector/dewar focal plane, cooler, and electronics using standardized components (IRFPA/SADA) for IRST as a low cost, passive approach to air defense. Examine configuration alternatives and affordability improvements associated with the functional combination of IRST, FLIR imaging, and identification (over limited target class) technologies. By FY95, conduct static demonstration in an operational air defense environment at standoff ranges. By FY96, complete platform integration and collect data on-the-move for non-real time algorithm evaluation and sensor configuration studies. By FY97, perform limited non-real-time, assessment of on-the-move sensor and algorithm performance.

Supports: Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle-Enhanced, USMC LAV-AD, GBR, Masked Targeting.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Ted Doepel Carolyn Nash James Hendley
CERDEC/NVESD SARD-TT U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School
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