Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

6. Cockpit Integration Technologies (Germany)

Description: Man/machine integration goals by FY99 are to develop and demonstrate through simulation and flight test a cooperative man/machine system that synergistically integrates revolutionary mission equipment package technologies. These include high speed data fusion processing, cognitive decision aiding knowledge-based systems, and an advanced pilotage sensor and display to achieve maximum mission effectiveness and survivability. Milestones are a demonstration simulation by 2Q97 and flight testing by 3Q98.

Justification: Germany is a recognized world leader in cognitive decision aiding knowledge-based system and high speed data fusion. At the Bundeswehr University in Munich a research program currently has a functioning cognitive decision aided knowledge-based vehicle driving system. Continuing research promises technology breakthroughs directly applicable to specific human systems defense technology objectives and the U.S. Rotorcraft Pilots Associate program as well as related crew station research programs.

Implementation: Data exchange could be initiated under a DEA. Cooperative efforts are possible under the umbrella agreement.


Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001


Mr. Tom Devereux
St. Louis, MO 63120-1798
e-mail: None provided