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

III.Q.03. Laser Boresight Calibration. The laser calibrator will provide a known ground registration point for space-based sensors resulting in an improved impact area and launch point prediction for Theater Ballistic Missiles (TBM). It will reduce command and control time lines and improve the overall responsiveness of Joint Precision Strike and Theater Missile Defense forces. This capability will be integrated into the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) P31. By FY97, demonstrate improved near real time determination of TBM launch point and trajectory parameters by using a compact, in-theater, tunable laser calibration system for space-based Defense Support Program satellite sensors. The improved line-of-sight target accuracy will result in higher quality missile warning, alerting, and cueing information. The theater ballistic missile search box to detect launch systems is significantly reduced. This capability will be extensively field tested with the theater warfighter in FY96-97 and will be transitioned to JTAGS P31 in FY98.

Supports: Joint Precision Strike ATD, Theater Missile Defense AWE, Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battlelab, Dismounted Battle Space Battlelab, Mounted Battlespace Battlelab, PM-JTAGS, PM-Army Tactical Missiles, CINCSPACE.

George Edlin Ron Norris LTC Dunham
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