Accession Number : ADA312052

Title :   Theater Deconfliction of Video/Data-Link Guided Munitions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Lang, Thomas

PDF Url : ADA312052

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Video data-link guided munitions are among the most technologically sophisticated weapons in the U.S. arsenal today. Able to strike with precision accuracy against targets from standoff distances, these weapons bring unprecedented capability and flexibility to the operational commander. Yet, their on-board data-link systems, which support their unique man-in-the-loop targeting method, have demonstrated a susceptibility to unintentional interference from other weapons of the same class in use at the same time. Essentially unanticipated until it occurred in actual combat operations, the problem has significant implications for operational commanders. This paper examines both the problem and potential solution that could minimize or eliminate the possibility of these weapons failing due to data-link interference.

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, *INTERFERENCE, *DATA LINKS, *VIDEO SIGNALS, *GUIDED WEAPONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, ACCURACY, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), AIR TO SURFACE, PRECISION, TARGETING, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, RANGE(DISTANCE), MILITARY COMMANDERS, ONBOARD, STANDOFF MISSILES.

Subject Categories : Guided Munitions
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE