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

III.D.13. Multispectral CM ATD. This project will demonstrate advances in laser technology, energy transmission, and jamming techniques for an all laser solution (eliminate non-coherent sources) to IRCM and as a P3I to the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure System (ATIRCM)/Common Missile Warning System (CMWS). These improvements will provide the capability to counter both present and future multi-color imaging focal plane array and non-imaging missile seekers. A tunable multiline laser with a fiber optic transmission line and advanced jamming algorithms will be live fire tested using the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) testbed. The goal is a 20X reduction in laser jam head volume, 35 lbs in weight reduction, a 2X reduction in ATIRCM/CMWS power consumption, and a 6X improvement in jam-to-signal ratio. By FY97, complete module testing and evaluation of competitive solid state mid IR laser technologies, initiate jamming algorithm enhancements, and fiber optic coupling design. By FY98, integrate laser, fiber optic coupler, and advanced/jammer algorithms. By FY99, conduct live fire cable car test to demonstrate situational awareness and countermeasure capability against advanced imaging IR missiles and other secondary threats to rotary-wing aircraft.

Supports: Mounted Battlespace, Depth and Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Early Entry Lethality and Survivability, Tri-Service ATIRCM/Common Missile Warning System Upgrades, Hit Avoidance ATD, FSV, ATGM Defense ACT II Project.

Bud Carbonaro Carolyn Nash Ted Hundley
CERDEC/NVESD SARD-TT U.S. Army Aviation Center and School
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