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


III.N.20p. Intelligent Ammunition Supply Point (IASP). In FY 01, demonstrate tasking of materials handling equipment to locate an ammo stack and connect into optical fiber cable teleoperation control grid. Demonstrate teleoperation control grid; evaluate technology options for high bandwidth connection between materials handling equipment and the teleoperated control grid; convert a tasking instruction, munitions stack location, and route into an instruction set for the machine to follow. In FY02, demonstrate software simulation of the IASP operations. Demonstrate layouts optimized for the operation and the man-machine interfaces necessary to operate multiple machines in a serially tasked environment. In FY03, demonstrate teleoperations of a single piece of materials handling equipment within the automated IASP environment. Demonstrate combined components of the program in a technology demonstration with inert ammo. In FY04, qualify the use of automated operations of teleoperated machines to handle live munitions. Provide the warfighting CINCs with the technologies to operate an automated ammunition supply area to increase munitions throughput, and reduce manpower using robotics and teleoperation.

SUPPORTS: CSS Battle Lab

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Gerald Goble John Appel MAJ Tim Raney
AMMOLOG Activity SARD-TT CASCOM
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