News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan



INTELLIGENCE AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE (Section F)

III.F.04—Orion.  By FY98, demonstrate the operational effectiveness of a wide bandwidth SIGINT Electronic Support (ES) package on a Short–range UAV platform operating in conjunction with a ground–based IEW Common Sensor (IEWCS) that receives the UAV ES detected signals and performs the intercept/processing tasks to locate high value targets. Thus by virtue of the UAV platform, the IEWCS capabilities are vastly increased by allowing penetration of the enemy’s communications space to detect even low signal levels from directional systems such as multichannel and down–hill comms. Line–of–sight restrictions, mobility restrictions, sensor placement problems and interference problems from our own close–in relatively high power signals are eliminated and by being in the threat’s communications space the CEP for target location improves significantly with advanced algorithms.

Supports: UAV–Short Range, UAV–JPO, IEWCS, CGS, GRCS, BCBL(H), BCBL(G), EELS BL, D&SA, MBS BL.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Dave Helm
CERDEC/IEWD
(703) 349–7299
DSN: 229–7299
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
James Hendley
U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense School
(915) 568–7611

 

III.F.05—Tactical Intelligence Data Fusion.  Develop and integrate enhanced MI collection and asset management tools, terrain reasoning tools, multiple source correlation and fusion tools, enhanced information dissemination tools and techniques, and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) tools and techniques. Use simulation to evaluate using non conventional sources to gather intelligence. Demonstrate by FY96 enhanced multimedia database interface/sharing techniques to support information dissemination. Demonstrate by FY97 enhanced IEW asset management and Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) tools and techniques. Demonstrate by FY98 multiple source fusion using terrain reasoning tool and techniques, and Moving Target Indicator (MTI) automatic tracking. Demonstrate in FY99 advanced airborne planning algorithms and effectiveness tools utilizing IEWCS and integrate in IEWCS multisensor tasking and reporting tools using database to database interfaces. Evaluate the use of information from Airborne Survivability Equipment to enhance intelligence. In FY00, integrate SIGINT/MTI sensor cross–cueing and situation displays with previously developed FY98 techniques into IEWCS and ASAS.

Supports: ASAS, IEWCS, CGS, BCBL(H), DSABL.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Vincent Simpson
CERDEC/IEWD
(908) 427–5294
DSN: 987–5294
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Bob Bolling
USA TRADOC BC–BL
(602) 538–7500
DSN: 879–7500

 

III.F.06—Multimission/Common Module Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Sensors. Multimission/common modular sensor suite for UAV applications will demonstrate an affordable family of rapidly interchangeable EO/IR multispectral and lightweight MTI Radar/ SAR payloads for future tactical or short range UAVs. These common modular payloads will be form/fit/interface compatible and share common electronics, datalink, and data compression. The radar payload will build upon successes in the current low–cost radar development program. The EO payload will leverage results of the ASSI program. The sensors will connect to Army TOCs via DARO’s Low Cost Common Datalink (LCCDL). The LCCDL is currently used to deliver IMINT that is processed by DARPA’s Semiautomated Image Processing (SAIP) capability. These advanced sensor payloads will provide enhanced reconnaissance, surveillance, battle damage assessment, and targeting for non–line–of–sight weapons. By FY97, mission requirements, payload constraints and common modular interfaces will be determined. By FY98, candidate sensors and signal processor selected and development initiated. By FY99, complete sensor development and payload integration, and initiate captive flight tests. By FY00, complete performance testing and operational demonstration in support of early entry, deep attack, mine detection and non–line–of–sight masked targeting mission scenarios.

Supports: , Tactical UAV, UAV JPO, DARO, DARPA.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

John Cervini
CERDEC/NVESD
(908) 427–4228
DSN: 987–4228
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Bob Bolling
USA TRADOC BC–BL
(602) 538–7500
DSN: 879–7500

 

III.F.07—Digital Communications Electronic Attack (Classified).  Provide the capability to intercept and bring under electronic attack advanced communications signals being used by adversarial command and control networks on the digital battlefield. Through electronic attack strategies demonstrated with prototype hardware and software, these digital communication signals will be disrupted, denied, and/or modified to render the communications system ineffective and unreliable to the threat command and control function. By FY97, demonstrate electronic attack against the digital formats being implemented in commercial communications systems, data transmission systems implemented by a variety of modern technologies, and wide bandwidth communications. In FY99, demonstrate the ability to disrupt other commercial communication networks. These communications systems in use today are being further technologically developed and are recognized as threat capabilities that will have to be faced in future conflicts. These Electronic Attack capabilities developed in parallel with advanced receiver technology upgrades for the IEWCS will provide the commander the ability to dominate the control the modern digital communications spectrum. It will enable the force to wage aggressive offensive information warfare. These efforts will be coupled with Battle Lab experiments and AWE opportunities.

Supports: IEWCS, ORION, ACS, BCBL(H), BCBL(G), BCBL(L), EELS BL.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Vince Rosati
CERDEC/IEWD
(908) 427–6552
DSN: 987–6552
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Bob Bolling
USA TRADOC BC–BL
(602) 538–7500
DSN: 879–7500

 

III.F.08—Rapid Terrain Visualization (RTV) ACTD.  The objective of the Rapid Terrain Visualization (RTV) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) is to integrate and demonstrate capabilities to rapidly collect and process: 1) high resolution digital terrain elevation data needed to accurately represent the 3D battlefield; 2) basic feature data such as roads, rivers and vegetation required for military planning and analysis; and 3) corresponding high resolution imagery for photo–realism. These products provide the foundation to support a wide range of Army operations, including rapid response and force projection. The Army Training and Doctrine Command has identified an operational requirement to generate and deliver these digital terrain products more rapidly: data coverage for a 20x20 km–square area within 18 hours, 90x90 km–square area within 72 hours, and 300x300 km–square area within 12 days. The Department of Defense (DoD) does not currently have the ability to rapidly collect and exploit these critical digital topographic products. The RTV ACTD will demonstrate an infrastructure to collect, develop, and provide digital topographic data more rapidly to support military operations anywhere in the world; specifically, the ACTD will demonstrate these capabilities for a 90 km x 90 km area within 72 hours. An operational testbed will be established with the XVIII Corps at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to demonstrate these capabilities in Army Advanced Warfighting Exercises. Specific capabilities with significant military value to other Army and Joint units can be provided to those units for additional evaluations. Leave–behind capabilities will be provided to the XVIII Corps beginning in FY 99 and supported through FY01.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Christian Moscoso
JPSD–RTV
(703) 704–1966
DSN:
Sue Prescott
(703) 697–8434
DSN: 224–8434
MAJ Thomas Nothstein
ARDEC
(201)724–7131
DSN: 880–7131

 

III.F.09—Tactical Command and Control (C2) Protect ATD. The Tactical C2 Protect ATD will demonstrate the ability to protect the Army’s tactical information systems, components and data from modern network attacks. This ATD will leverage existing commercial off the shelf, and Department of Defense programs that target network security technology. The approach will be to develop tactical network protection and assessment capabilities, then use the assessment techniques against the protection mechanisms to determine the effectiveness of both. The knowledge gained developing assessment capabilities will also provide effective C2 attack techniques against threat Integrated Battlefield Area Communications Systems (IBACS). The seamless security architecture developed will be an integrated solution which provides advanced network access control, intrusion detection, and response mechanisms within tactical communications networks. Advanced RF and wire based C2 Attack techniques will be employed to demonstrate the effectiveness of protective mechanisms implemented as part of the ATD. By FY98, a security architecture for the Army’s TI will be developed as a recommendation for the 1st Digitized Division. The initial assessment capabilities will be developed and evaluated in the DIL. By FY99, the existing security architecture will be evaluated using the assessment capability developed. By FY00, the security architecture will be extended to include MSE. A field test/demonstration will be conducted for RF attack against threat information systems. By FY01, the improved protect and assessment capabilities will be evaluated against each other. By FY02, the security architecture will be revised and extended down to include SUO. An integrated capability for launching RF and wire based attacks of threat tactical systems will be demonstrated, and tactics, techniques and procedures shall be developed for field IEW systems.

Supports: PROTECT: Tactical Internet, MSE, BCBL(L), BCBL(G), PEO C3S.

ATTACK: Intercept, location, and electronic attack of modern digital C2 systems, BCBL(L), BCBL(H), PEO IEW.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Stephen Makrinos
CERDEC/IEWD/IO SPO
(908) 427–5545
DSN: 987–5545
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
(TBD)

 

III.F.10p—Modern Command and Control (C2) Attack.  By FY03, provide the Joint Warfighter with the capability to selectively influence an adversary’s use of, or confidence in, information, processes, and systems through the use of offensive deceptive IW to manipulate the information or information sources which support them. By FY04, provide the capability to selectively destroy an adversary’s information, information processes, and systems through the application of offensive weapons that destroy the information or the capability to use, transport, collect or access it.

Supports: IEWCS, BCBL(H), BCBL(L), BCBL(G), EELS BL, D&SA, MBS BL.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Vince Rosati
CERDEC/IEWD
(908) 427–6552
DSN: 987–6552
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
(None)


DSN:

 

III.F.11—Theater Precision Strike Operations (TPSO) ACTD.  The TPSO ACTD will develop and demonstrate a significantly improved capability to synchronize, coordinate, deconflict, and employ the deep strike assets of the Joint Force Land Component Commander (JFLCC) with joint and coalition assets between the Forward Line of Own Troops (FLOT) and the Forward Boundary (FB). This effort will develop a theater Enhanced Deep Operations Coordination Center (EDOCC) with enhanced C4I and strike planning processes to include Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS) systems enhancements, Global Command and Control System (GCCS) integration, visualization tools, and connectivity with coalition forces. Using the capabilities within his DOCC, the JFLCC will be able to better use existing systems such as Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), Army Tactical Missile System (TACMS), Predator, and Close Air Support and advanced systems such as Guided MLRS, MLRS Smart Tactical Rocket, Navy TACMS and powered submunitions. The ACTD will culminate in a FY01 OCONUS exercise in a Korean scenario that explores the transition from an unreinforced to a reinforced battle. New concepts demonstrated should allow the JFLCC to defeat 50% more threat targets in the first 24 hours than the current capability. Candidate residuals that will permit this improvement include networking US and ROK Firefinders, acoustic sensors, GCCS integration, ATCCS enhancements, and planning software.

Supports: CINCUNC/CFC, Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

LTC Rob Pope
JPSD Project Office
(703) 704–1962
DSN:
Irena Szkrybalo
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
COL Sam Coffman
Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab
(405) 442–3706
DSN:

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