Rugged, Portable Ground Station for NSFS Targeting
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7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
Richard Akita/alianna J.
AbstractUnder this project and with a follow-on Phase II, Accurate Automation will build a hand-held device for Forward Air Supprt--Marine (FASM). This device, the Hand-held Terminal Targeting/Control System (HTTS) will enabe a Marine forward observer to perform terminal control of a ship-launched missile (e.g., ERGM). It will also support two-way development of SA; the forward observer will be able to send local observations of friend and foe activities back to a central command point, and receive relevant aspects of the overall tactical picture. HTTS will contain communications up and down links (preferably using spread spectrum), a GPS receiver, batteries, and a graphical user interface (GUI), along with computational capabilities. During Phase I, we will work with members of the user community to identify requirements and design system architecture, develop communications protocols for describing SA, and construct and demonstrate a workstation emulaton of HTTS (with emulations of external communications). In the Phase I Option, we will transition to a real hardware device that can be a prototype for the final HTTS physical configuration. We will port the capabilities demonstrated in Phase I to the new environment, and demonstrate the capabiities within the new configuration.
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