Technologies for Injecting Targeting and Re-targeting Data in Precision-Guided Weapons in Flight

Period of Performance: 05/01/2005 - 05/01/2007

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Computer Technology Assoc., Inc.
12530 Parklawn Drive, Suite 470
Rockville, MD 20852
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Phase II research and development effort will build and demonstrate a prototype automated end-to-end sensor-to-weapon environment, within which user-specified rules of engagement will evolve from today s manual targeting and weapon-target pairing processes to highly automated kill chain operations, thereby enabling automated generation and delivery of precision targeting and retargeting coordinates to a precision guided weapon in flight. The software process to establish this targeting capability will require the application of agent-based software technology designed in Phase I and the integration of (1) software tools developed to support time-critical targeting operations, and (2) final mile tactical digital communications links to specific weapons in flight.