Skunkworks Hands-On Program (SHOP) Mission One Project Report: An Early Warning Missile Detection System
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA
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On 3 June 2002, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahigren Division NSWCDD initiated the Skunkworks Hands-On Program SHOP Mission One training opportunity. The purpose of this newly developed and ongoing effort is to provide recently hired less than two years scientists and engineers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in designing, developing, and testing a system. Novel concepts were developed based on the mission statement. A selected concept was designed and constructed to realize the final product. The team, comprised of eight scientists and engineers at least one from each department at NSWCDD, was assembled and given the task of developing a proof-of-concept system to be completed in six months that would satisfy the following mission objective Utilize the SHOP rapid prototyping process to design, develop, and demonstrate a system that is capable of providing timely detection and identification of hostile Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles ASCMs and their associated platforms with the warship in Emission Control EMCON Alpha. EMCON Alpha describes an operating condition that requires cessation of any on-ship electromagnetic EM emission. For completeness, the team produced all required technical documentation for the overall system. The team also briefed a uniquely selected NSWCDD review panel at a Concept Review CR, Preliminary Design Review PDR, and a Mission Readiness Review MRR.
- Defense Systems
- Guided Missiles
- Electromagnetic Shielding