Discriminating Interceptor Technology Program (DITP) Support
SCHAFER (W J) ASSOCIATES INC ARLINGTON VA
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This documents Schafer Corporations support to the Discriminating Interceptor Technology Program DITP. Schafer provides support to three activities in DITP, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, the Naval Space and Warfare Systems Command and the Naval Research Laboratory. DITP is a result of BMDOs need for advanced technologies to enhance and enable current and future interceptor seeker systems. The charter of the Technical Operations TO Deputate is to support research on more advanced ballistic missile defense technologies to improve performance of components of both TMD and NMD systems, and provide advanced capabilities such as Boost Phase Intercept BPI. In light of this charter, TO conducted an FY93 survey of technologies needed for advanced and future BMD systems. The survey, based on Operational Requirements Documents ORDs, the System Threat Analysis Report STAR, and the Architecture Integration Study AIS, identified several core technology needs. Midcourse discriminating interceptor seekers, BPI sensors, and cruise missile acquisition sensors were recognized as requiring component improvements. The fusion of data from dissimilar sensors on a single platform. was viewed as an area in which modest investment could significantly enhance existing seeker performance and produce high payoffs.
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