ONBORD (On-Board Navigation of Ballistic ORDnance): Gun-Launched Munitions Flight Controller
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE
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On-board navigation of ballistic ordnance ONBORD is a digital flight control system with telemetry support designed for the guidance, navigation, and control of gun-launched munitions. Requirements such as low cost, small size, low power, and high survivability, which exclude traditional flight controllers, are satisfied by the ONBORD system. The electronics consist of a single 1.4-inch printed circuit board that includes the Texas Instruments TMS320F2812 digital signal processor whose microcontroller-like capabilities reduce the amount of peripheral circuitry necessary for flight control interfaces. This report describes the hardware and software that comprise ONBORD, including design constraints, available interfaces to navigation and control hardware, and software operation.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Guided Munitions