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

III.F.04. Orion. By FY98, demonstrate the operational effectiveness of a wide bandwidth SIGINT Electronic Support (ES) package on a short-range UAV platform operating in conjunction with a ground-based IEW Common Sensor (IEWCS) which receives the UAV ES detected signals and performs the intercept/processing tasks to locate high value targets. Thus, by virtue of the UAV platform, the IEWCS capabilities are vastly increased by allowing penetration of the enemy’s communications space to detect even low signal levels from directional systems such as multichannel and down-hill comms. Line-of-sight restrictions, mobility restrictions, sensor placement problems, and interference problems from our own close-in relatively high power signals are eliminated and by being in the threat’s communications space the CEP for target location improves significantly with advanced algorithms.

Supports: UAV-Short Range, UAV-JPO, IEWCS, CGS, GRCS

Dave Helm Carolyn Nash James Hendley
CERDEC/IEWD SARD-TT Army Air Defense Artillery School
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