News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan



Air and Missile Defense (Section L)

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 that 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%–50%.

Supports: PEO–MD, PAC–3, Corps SAM, and FAADS PM/STINGER.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Donald E. Lovelace
MICOM
(205) 876–8609
DSN: 746–8609
Irena Szkrybalo
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
James Hendley
U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense School
(915) 568–7611

 

III.L.05—2.75–Inch Antiair TD.   Develop and demonstrate adapting an imaging IR seeker for a small–diameter–missile airframe. By the end of FY97 conduct captive carry testing of form factored seekers with breadboard electronics. By the end of FY99, develop form factored electronics packages, conduct ground test, develop signal processing algorithms with IR counter–countermeasures (CCM), and develop hardware–in–the–loop simulations.

Supports: EELS, Mounted and Dismounted Battlespace Battle Labs, GRAM and ATAM Project Offices.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Ted Peacher
MICOM
(205) 876–3484
DSN: 746–3484
Irena Szkrybalo
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

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