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

III.D.14. Air/Land Enhanced Reconnaissance and Targeting ATD. The ALERT ATD will demonstrate on-the-move, automatic aided target acquisition and enhanced identification via the use of a second generation FLIR/Multifunction laser sensor suite for application to future aviation assets which do not have radar. ALERT will leverage ongoing Air Force and ARPA developments for search on-the-move ATR including the use of temporal FLIR processing for MTI. This approach will also enable application of the ATR capability to all weapons systems with integrated FLIR/Laser sensors. The demonstration will be a real-time, fully operational flying testbed emulation of all modes of the basic RAH-66 target acquisition system. By FY98, demonstrate baseline on-the-move performance using second generation FLIR and standard rangefinding mode. By FY99, integrate laser range mapping capability to demonstrate on-the-move aided target acquisition with acceptable false alarms as a lower cost alternative to FLIR/Radar fusion. By FY00, integrate laser profiling capability to demonstrate automatic acquisition and identification.

Supports: Mounted Battlespace, Depth and Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Early Entry Lethality and Survivability, RAH-66 Comanche, AH-64C/D Apache.

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