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GBU-X bounding requirements for highly flexible munitions
Author(s): Patrick T. Bagby; Jonathan Shaver; Reed White; Sergio Cafarelli; Anthony J. Hébert
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Paper Abstract

This paper will present the results of an investigation into requirements for existing software and hardware solutions for open digital communication architectures that support weapon subsystem integration. The underlying requirements of such a communication architecture would be to achieve the lowest latency possible at a reasonable cost point with respect to the mission objective of the weapon. The determination of the latency requirements of the open architecture software and hardware were derived through the use of control system and stability margins analyses. Studies were performed on the throughput and latency of different existing communication transport methods. The two architectures that were tested in this study include Data Distribution Service (DDS) and Modular Open Network Architecture (MONARCH). This paper defines what levels of latency can be achieved with current technology and how this capability may translate to future weapons. The requirements moving forward within communications solutions are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10205, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2017, 1020503 (25 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265842
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick T. Bagby, Engility Corp. (United States)
Jonathan Shaver, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Reed White, Engility Corp. (United States)
Sergio Cafarelli, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (United States)
Anthony J. Hébert, Engility Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10205:
Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2017
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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