Digital Mission Management System for Advanced Dispenser Weapons

Period of Performance: 01/01/1986 - 12/31/1986

$487K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Wintec, Inc.
98 N. Eglin Parkway
Shalimar, FL 32579
Principal Investigator

Abstract

THE NEXT GENERATION OF STAND-OFF DISPENSER WEAPONS WILL DEPEND TO AN UNPRECEDENTED DEGREE ON A SOPHISTICATED SET OF WEAPON SUBSYSTEMS TO ENGAGE AND DESTROY DISTANT TARGETS WITH A HIGH PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS. SUCH FUCTIONS AS PROPULSION, NAVIGATION, FLIGHT CONTROL, GUIDANCE, PAYLOAD CONTROL AND TARGET ACQUISITION/ATTACK MUST BE PERFORMED ACCURATELY AND RELIABLY TO SATISFY STRINGENT MISSION REQUIREMENTS. THIS WILL REQUIRE AN ON-BOARD MISSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MMS) WITH EXTENSIVE CAPABILITIES FOR SUBSYSTEM INTEGRATION AND MISSION CONTROL WHICH MUST ACCOMMODATE MULTIPLE PROCESSING AND INTER-SUBSYSTEM COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS. A FIRST SIGNIFICANT STEP TO DEFINE AN ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT FOR THE MMS WAS INITIATED IN JULY 1985 UNDER A PROGRAM TITLED, DIGITAL MISSION MISSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED DISPENSER WEAPONS, AS A PHASE I SBIR CONTRACT AWARD. THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A PHASE II PROGRAM WHICH DEMONSTRATES THE VALIDITY OF THE MMS ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT THROUGH APPLICATION TO AN EXISTING WEAPON SYSTEM IN A CASE STUDY AND THROUGH BREADBOARDING AND TESTING OF A CRITICAL ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT. THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE IS TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES TO DESIGNERS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ARCHITECTURE.