The Impact of Integrated Guidance and Control Technology on Weapons Systems Design.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The rapidly developing technologies in navigation, sensors, target identification sensors, command and control and computation capability are structuring a command network that demands increased functional integration of crew station and control configuration to permit effective use of that technology. This technology, when combined with advancing technologies in guidance and control, the driving forces of acquisition and life cycle costs, needs for operational tactical flexibility, survivability, vulnerability, and critical volume and weight constraints, dictates the need for integrated guidance and control at a higher functional level than heretofore considered. This higher functional level involves an effective blend of the sensor, vehicle and kill-mechanism that can provide a multi-role capability for advanced and present operational vehicles. The papers presented herein definitely indicate that when one considers the large array of sensors available and the fundamental commonality of functions and control algorithms for different missions, it appears logical that these capabilities should be utilized to augment each other to achieve flexibility and growth capability.
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