Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

A.III.D.01. Rotorcraft Pilot's Associate ATD. By FY99, develop and demonstrate through simulation and flight test a cooperative man/machine system that synergistically integrates revolutionary mission equipment package (MEP) technologies, high speed data fusion processing, cognitive decision aiding knowledge-based systems, and an advanced pilotage sensor and display to achieve maximum mission effectiveness and survivability of our combat helicopter forces. The product will contribute greatly to the pilot's ability to "see and comprehend the battlefield" in all conditions; rapidly collect, synthesize, and disseminate battlefield information; and take immediate and effective actions. Measures of Performance (MOP) beyond a "Comanche-like" baseline during day/night, clear, and adverse weather battlefield conditions include: reduction in mission losses by 30 to 60 percent; increased targets destroyed by 50 to 150 percent; and a reduction in mission timelines by 20 to 30 percent. Milestones include System Preliminary Design 3Q95, Software Build #1 4Q95, Simulation Evaluation 2Q97, Flight Test 3Q98.

Supports: RAH-66 Comanche, AH-64 Enhanced Apache, and system upgrades, Quiet Night, EELS, D&SA, MBS, DBS, BC, and CSS Battle Lab. Dual use potential for general/commercial aviation, law enforcement, mass transit, etc.

LTC George Demitrov Drew Orlino Ted Hundley
ATCOM/AATD SARD-TT U.S. Army Aviation Center and School
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