Deployable Unmanned Systems for Targeting, Exploitation, and Reconnaissance (DUSTER)
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC OPTICAL SCIENCES DIV
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The Deployable Unmanned Systems For Targeting, Exploitation, and Reconnaissance DUSTER program is developing and demonstrating networked ground and airborne command, control, exploitation, and dissemination systems for use with simultaneous, multiple, dissimilar, tactical unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs. The initial four key goals of this program include 1 demonstration of simultaneous multiple dissimilar UAV screening and control from ground and airborne control and display stations CADS 2 development of modular reusable digital avionics and payloads for small tactical UAV systems 3 demonstration of joint mannedunmanned control station operation and 4 demonstration of real-time netcentric dissemination and relay of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting ISRT information. The purpose of this effort is to develop and demonstrate technologies that will enhance the militarys ability to deploy, control, exploit, fuse, and disseminate sensor data from various manned and unmanned systems directly to the forward-deployed forces that need the real-time ISRT information.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Command, Control and Communications Systems