News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan



ELECTRONIC WARFARE/DIRECTED–ENERGY WEAPONS (Section K)

IV.K.02—Noncommunications Electronic Support Measures(ESM)/Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Techniques.  Development of the advanced techniques to intercept, identify and geolocate modern, low probability–of–intercept signals. These developments will allow for the location and subsequent deception/jamming/spoofing of threat emitters and electronic surveillance equipment on the battlefield. By FY95, demonstrate an advanced ESM receiver with increased sensitivity and multiple IF receivers to provide more accurate pulse descriptions. By FY96, develop coordinated roadmap for navigational/radar/ELINT deception. By FY98, demonstrate advanced radar system simulator to support PM battlefield deception. By FY99, demonstrate ESM capability against impulse radars.

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

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Jim McDonald
CERDEC/IEWD
(908) 427-5638
DSN: 987-5638
Rob Saunders
SARD-TT
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
Bob Bolling
USA TRADOC BC-BL
(602) 538-7500
DSN: 879-7500

 

IV.K.05—Advanced Electro–Optic/Infrared Countermeasures.  Advanced EO/IR CM will develop multifunction CM to protect Army aircraft and ground vehicles from advanced EO/IR surface to air missiles (SAMs), Antitank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) and smart munitions. Technology development will focus on key components and missile algorithms, jamming sources, optics, pointing/tracking devices, missile plume and laser sensors and include advanced jamming techniques against passive homing, command to line of sight and beamrider SAM and ATGM missiles. Particular emphasis will be on horizontal technology integration of ATIRCM architecture infused with low cost and adapted NDI components for ground vehicle protection. By FY96, demonstrate beam coupler for multiband ATIRCM laser and advanced jamming techniques for transition to the MSCM demonstration. By FY97, define optical breaklock criteria for short pulse laser based jamming techniques for use on MSCM/ATIRCM. By FY98, develop and test detection and CM against advanced imaging missiles directed at low flying aircraft and ground vehicles; and assess/develop EO/IR ATCM detection algorithms for transition to PM–GSI’s Ground Vehicle missile warning program.

Supports: TRI–Service ATIRCM/CMWS, Suite of Integrated ASE, Hit Avoidance ATD, Armored Systems Modernization, Ground Combat Vehicle Missile Warning and IRCM, Air Maneuver Battle Lab, Mounted Battlespace, Depth and Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Upgrades to FSV.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Joseph O’Connell
CERDEC/NVESD
(908) 427-4870
DSN: 987-4870
Rob Saunders
SARD-TT
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
Ted Hundley
U.S. Army Aviation Center and School
(334) 255-2571
DSN: 558-2571

 

IV.K.06—Advanced Radio Frequency Countermeasures.  By FY95, demonstrate jamming techniques against multispectral top attack smart munitions. By FY96, demonstrate an ECM modulator with the capability to jam monopulse millimeter wave. By FY97, demonstrate a fully interactive survivability simulation between CECOM SIL/DIL, Fort Rucker Aviation Test Bed, and the CECOM mobile ASE Test Bed over DSI for CM and Situational Awareness (SA) to provide over a 200% increase in survivability. Initiate bi–service exploitation and development of phased array model for digital ECM modeling. Integrate advanced fuze simulator into the SIL and conduct jamming simulations. Conduct ECM trials vs an I Ban SAM tracking radar. FY98, integration of Longbow simulator into SIL over DSI to demonstrate multifunctional of advanced EW sensors to provide over 200% increase in targeting and combat ID assist with links to ground vehicles. Demonstrate high accuracy LO RF direction finding, targeting assist for Comanche and over 200% increase in CM effectiveness against monopulse phased array SAM radar through the use of digital models. By FY99, SIL/DIL demo 200% increase in SA, CM and CID assist for Longbow and ground vehicles, a 40% A–kit weight reduction using fiber remoting of antennas, a 200% increase in emitter geolocation for SA and targeting and initiate advanced CM vs bistatic, impulse and low probability of intercept radars.

Supports: Dismounted Battlespace, Mounted Battlespace, Depth & Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Early Entry Lethality & Survivability, RPA ATD, Hit Avoidance ATD, Proposed Integrated Situational Awareness and Countermeasures ATD, PM–AEC Suite of Integrated RF Countermeasures, AN/ALQ–211, PEO–211, PEO–IEW VLQ–9,10,10 & PLQ–7.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Ray Irwin
CERDEC/NVESD
(908) 427-4589
DSN: 987-4589
Rob Saunders
SARD-TT
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
Ted Hundley
U.S. Army Aviation Center and School
(334) 255-2571
DSN: 558-2571

 

IV.K.07—Low–Cost Electro–Optic/Infrared Countermeasures.  Low Cost EO/IR CM will develop active/passive devices to protect aircraft and ground vehicles with conventional and suppressed signatures from EO/IR guided threats. Countermeasures to IR missiles is the number one DoD EW priority. IR Imaging missiles plus multispectral IR/EO/RF seekers that are being fielded must be countered. Technology development will focus on key components such as, sources, optics, pointing/tracking devices, missile plume and laser sensors and advanced jamming techniques against passive homing, command to line of sight, beamrider missiles and missile detection algorithms. Emphasis will be on horizontal technology integration of EW architecture infused with low cost and adapted NDI technologies for air and ground vehicle protection. By FY00, demo advanced on board laser based jamming techniques used in conjunction with offboard devices against advanced and imaging EO/IR SAM and ATGM threats. By FY00, demo advanced on board laser based jamming techniques used in conjunction with offboard devices against advanced and imaging EO/IR SAM and ATGM threats. By FY01, demo jamming techniques vs. advanced laser beam rider threats. By FY02, develop nonmechanical multiband beam steering for laser based jamming sources. Demo jamming effects against advanced multiband IR/EO missiles capable of attacking suppressed signature air and ground platforms. By FY03, demonstrate jamming source capable of defeating multispectral IR/EO/UV missile seekers.

Supports: Common Air/Ground Electronic Combat Suite Demo, Air Maneuver Battle Lab, Mounted Battlespace, Depth & Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Tri–Service ATIRCM/Common Missile Warning System AN/ALQ–212, FSV updates and the proposed Full Spectrum Threat Protection ATD.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Joseph O’Connell
CERDEC/NVESD
(908) 427-4870
DSN: 987-4870
Rob Saunders
SARD-TT
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
Ted Hundley
U.S. Army Aviation Center and School
(334) 255-2571
DSN: 558-2571

 

IV.K.08—Three–Dimensional Dynamic Multispectral Synthetic Scene Visualization. This effort will build upon two previous STO accomplishments by demonstrating dynamic 3D multispectral (IR plus passive and active MMW) terrestrial backgrounds for synthetic environments by merging weather, modeled multispectral sensor performance, and terrain data. By FY98, develop and improve visualization capabilities with the addition of dual–band IR and image intensifier capability, including the effects of meteorological conditions. By FY99, apply physics–based models to simulation applications, including visualization capabilities in support of weapon selection. By FY00, Extend physics–based models and visualization capability to passive and active MMW. By FY01, integrate mode derived IR and MMW sensor performance overlays into 3D visualization. By FY02, implement 3D dynamic multispectral synthetic scene visualization into force–on–force simulation.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Thomas Jorgensen
USATEC
(703) 428-6838
DSN: 328-6838
Donald Artis
SARD-TR
(703) 697-3558
DSN: 227-3558
Dave Loental
ATSE-CD-SIM
(573) 563-6186

 

IV.K.09—Advanced Electronic Warfare Sensors.  This project will develop multispectral missile, laser and radar warning sensors with precision angle of arrival, primarily to control and direct CM, but with added capability for enhanced situational awareness, target cueing, and combat ID assist. The multispectral sensor in a single head will reduce weight, maintenance, and spare logistics. Emphasis will be on horizontal technology integration of EW sensors infused with low cost and adapted NDI technologies for air and ground vehicle threat detection. The developed sensor technology, which will be P3I for the AN/ALQ–211 & ALQ–212, will provide expanded capability against multispectral and updated RF, IR, EO and laser air defense and ground threat weapons. FY99, initiate development of multioctave antennas for multispectral SAMs, top attack munitions and antiaircraft mines. FY00 conduct field testing of antennas and ECM, transition to ISAT, and initiate development of common air/ground vehicle sensor and CM modules. FY01, continue development of common air/ground sensors/CM against phased–array and UWB radars with advanced ECCM modes. FY02, field test common air/ground sensors/CM against phased array and UWB radars and transition to Common Air Ground Electronic Combat Suite (CAGES) demonstration program. FY03, conduct tests of CM to multispectral SAMs, antiair mines, UWB radars and advanced multispectral top attack munitions.

Supports: Proposed Integrated Situational Awareness and Countermeasures (ISACM) ATD,PM–AEC Suite of Integrated RF Countermeasures, AN/ALQ–211, PEO–IEW family of Shortstop VLQ–9, VLQ–10, VLQ–11, and PLQ–7. Dismounted Battlespace, Mounted Battlespace, Depth & Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Early Entry Lethality & Survivability, and the proposed Full Spectrum Protection ATD.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Ray Irwin
CERDEC/NVESD
(908) 427-4589
DSN: 987-4589
Rob Saunders
SARD-TT
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
Ted Hundley
U.S. Army Aviation Center and School
(334) 255-2571
DSN: 558-2571

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