Accession Number : ADP005946

Title :   Architecture and Role of the 'Sensor Subsystem' in Future Aircraft Weapon Systems,

Corporate Author : THOMSON-CSF PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Salmon, J. A. ; Ravat, C. J. ; Lork, F. J.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Today, in military aircraft systems, each external sensor (radar, ESM, electrooptical equipment, radio-communications) is almost independent and reports directly to the central computer. Taking into account first the evolution of operational context in which the aircraft is involved (increasingly varied and quantitative nature of the threat) and second the dramatic progress in processing capabilities (growth of several orders or magnitude in the same volume between 1980 and 1995) it appears necessary and possible to spread the 'Intelligence' aspects of the weapon system in order to optimize the global cost-efficiency. This distribution enables each specialist to concentrate his efforts, in order to take advantage of the ever increasing scope of knowledge associated with each discipline. When considering an individual sensor, an expert system allows pseudo real time processing, taking into account simultaneously the characteristics of the environment and specific mission requirements. This is the high technology province of experts in physics and mathematics. NATO Furnished. (rh)

Descriptors :   *DETECTORS, *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT, CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ELECTROOPTICS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), EXTERNAL, MATHEMATICS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MISSIONS, NATO, PHYSICS, PROCESSING, RADAR, REPORTS, SPECIALISTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE