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Challenges in the application of modular open system architecture to weapons
Author(s): Jonathan Shaver; Leo Rose; Quinn Young; Jacob Christensen
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Paper Abstract

The overarching objective for Flexible Weapons is to replace current inventory weapons that will not fully utilize the increased capabilities of 6th generation platforms, with a single weapons kit made up of flexible, open architecture components. Flexible Weapon will develop a common architecture to enable modular subsystems to achieve flexible weapons capability while allowing technology refresh at the pace of technology discovery in an affordable and sustainable design. The various combinations of weapons to address multiple missions must be 100% compatible with 6th generation delivery platforms (fighters, bombers, RPAs) and backwards compatible with 4th and 5th generation platforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9849, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2016, 98490F (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229364
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Shaver, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Leo Rose, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Quinn Young, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Jacob Christensen, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9849:
Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2016
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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