Modular Missile Technologies (MMT): A Modular Open Architecture Approach for Guided Missiles
ARMY AVIATION AND MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENG CTR REDSTONE ARSENAL AL
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The United States U.S. Armys Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center AMRDEC Modular Missile Technologies MMT 6.2 Science and Technology ST program is developing guided missile technologies that address user-defined capability gaps, while providing an innovative means of reducing the cost basis of guided missiles in general. These objectives are addressed by the development of a modular open architecture construct for guided missiles and their subsystems. The primary obstacle to a modular open architecture lies not in the hardware where industry has made some progress but in the underlying algorithms used in the development of guidance and control and fire control software. The MMT program is developing new algorithm technology that supports modular open architectures for guided missiles. These new algorithms are highly adaptable to physical changes in the design of a guided missile and allow individual subsystems to be independently procured and rapidly integrated into the system. The technological advances made by the MMT program are intended to be applicable to guided missiles across the Military Services.
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles