Integrated Sensing and Processing in Missile Systems
Final progress rept. 28 Jan 2002-31 Mar 2004
RAYTHEON SYSTEMS CO TUCSON AZ ADVANCE CRUISE MISSILE PROGRAM OFFICE
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Advances in sensor technologies, computation devices, and algorithms have created enormous opportunities for significant performance improvements on the modern battlefield. Unfortunately, as information requirements grow, conventional network processing techniques require ever-increasing bandwidth between sensors and processors, as well as potentially exponentially complex methods for extracting information from the data. To raise the quality of data and classification results, minimize computation, power consumption, and cost, future systems will require that the sensing and computation be jointly engineered. ISP is a philosophymethodology that eliminates the traditional separation between physical and algorithmic design. By leveraging our experience with numerous sensing modalities, processing techniques, and data reduction networks, we will develop ISP into an extensible and widely applicable paradigm. The improvements we intend to demonstrate here are applicable in a general sense however, this program focused on distributed sensor networks and missile seeker systems.
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