Common Technical/Tactical Fire Control Interface (CT2FC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-05-C-1176
Agency Tracking Number: A043-011-1083
Amount: $119,927.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-011
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
1035 Virginia Drive, Suite 300, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
DUNS: 161162995
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ken Graves
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 618-1060
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Research Institution
The future force battlespace will contain numerous different mounted and dismounted armament systems that must action fire directives from netted effects control cells which may mix and match weapon systems as required to attack targets. Each weapon system has different user interfaces and control stations with which to translate tactical fire control directives into technical fire control weapon pointing data. This leads to lack of interoperability between many systems, especially when one must combine BLOS, NLOS, and LOS weapon systems on a target in order to achieve desired effects. Making the systems interoperable tends to be extremely expensive. We propose to develop a user reconfigurable common fire control interface to perform tactical fire control at netted effects nodes, and to perform technical fire control at any NLOS, BLOS, or LOS weapon platform. We will develop a common interface description which accounts for multiple weapon systems technical fire control messaging and ballistic kernels, and then develop a prototype user interface demonstration at the end of Phase I. The effort will use existing netted fires components in the ARDEC CDAS architecture to perform tactical fire control, and interface these components to various technical fire control systems such as the NATO ballistic kernel.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government