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Mission verification systems for FMS applications
Author(s): Marty Flaherty
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Paper Abstract

Mission Verification System (MVS) is a topic of recent discussion in the tactical reconnaissance community, as well as the supplier and acquisition community supporting that organization. There is a recognized need for a squadron level affordable system to validate mission results, to provide pilot feedback, and to assess sensor performance, i.e., was the target hit? Was the target destroyed? This system also applies to tactical reconnaissance aircraft missions such as the Advanced Tactical Air Reconnaissance System (ATARS). MVS can be deployed with various reconnaissance squadrons. It can maximize currently available technology, a modular concept with little developmental hardware (NDI). In December, 1990 the Commerce Business Daily (CBD) carried a Request For Information (RFI) for the MVS. The RFI was seeking sources who could integrate commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) image processing systems with various input media. It included requirements for an open systems architecture to permit straight forward integration of a variety of user systems to allow modular and easy expansion. The RFI further indicated that because of the rapid evolution of COTS numerous imaging processing systems might apply to this requirement. The last requirement pertained to configuration, i.e., racks or transit cases. Desert Shield and Desert Storm added increased emphasis to the requirement for reliable tactical intelligence. Though the desert war activity impacted the acquisition schedule it also dramatically highlighted the need for quality, timely, and effective tactical intelligence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1538, Airborne Reconnaissance XV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48692
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Marty Flaherty, General Dynamics Electronics Div. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1538:
Airborne Reconnaissance XV
Thomas W. Augustyn; Paul A. Henkel, Editor(s)

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