Accession Number : ADA319953

Title :   Integration of the PAC-3 Missile Segment into the Patriot Air Defense System,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE PROJECT MANAGER PATRIOT AIR DEFENSE MISSILE SYSTEM REDSTONE ARS ENAL AL

Personal Author(s) : Nesline, Mark ; Linz, John ; Kenger, Martin ; Cook, Felicia

PDF Url : ADA319953

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Patriot Air Defense System has been developed as a modular system with a high level of integrated software-driven functionality providing a broad range of inherent flexibility. The system has evolved from its initial, basic design which provided defense against the air breathing threat in complex countermeasure environments with a single Patriot missile type to the Patriot Advanced Capability 2 (PAC-2) which provides defense against a combination of the air breathing and tactical ballistic missile threats utilizing four missile types. The Patriot Air Defense System continues to evolve to the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) configuration which incorporates radar and communication upgrades as well as the Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (LMVS) PAC-3 missile, a fifth missile type. As part of this capability, scheduled to be fielded in 1999, the Patriot Project Office (PPO) and the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) have contracted with Raytheon for the integration of the PAC-3 Missile Segment into the Patriot Air Defense System. The goal of this program is to achieve a balanced design that provides a fielded capability which maximizes the kill potential of the PAC-3 missile while maintaining overall performance of the Patriot System. The modular hardware design and flexible software architecture of the Patriot Air Defense System supports a system design which meets this goal.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, OPTIMIZATION, KILL PROBABILITIES, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, DATA LINKS, ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FIRE CONTROL RADAR.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE