Terrain Mapping Precision Targeting System

Terrain Mapping guidance is used primarily for mid-course navigation, in most applications it is used with GPS and inertial navigation backup to provide autonomous, high precision navigation. The system scans and follows familiar ground contours, compared to digital map stored inside the weapon's mission computer, to guide itself to the target. This method is especially effective in feature abundant...

Warrior Situational Awareness

Soldier Vision is also developing advanced information systems that could be integrated into Future Force warrior programs. The systems are designed specifically for the mounted, dismounted infantry as well as and tank crews. The software packages provide enhanced situational awareness, combat identification and discrimination between friend and foe, assists routing and navigation around combat obstacles and improves coordination and...

Universal, Modular, and Adaptive SATCOM Terminal – UMAST

DARPA is developing the next generation satellite communication terminal (Universal, Modular, and Adaptive SATCOM Terminal - UMAST) technology demonstrator which will support the evolving 3-D military global information infrastructure. UMAST is expected to be smaller, lighter, and cheaper than current terminals and will be designed for deployment on ground mobile or airborne platforms. The terminal will have integrated seamless...

Tripoint RF Ku/Ka SATCOM Terminal

The TriPoint RF Ku/ka band uses full-motion, remote controlled terminal to offer high-bandwidth voice and data communications over satellite. The terminal is designed as a ruggedized package, for use by military forces, mounted on a wide variety of tactical vehicles. Operating at Ku-band or higher frequencies, the system can provide data rates as high as 512 kbps.

Mobile User Objective System (MOUS)

Tactical Satellite Communications System On September 24, 2004 the U.S. Navy selected a team led by Lockheed Martin, with team members General Dynamics C4 Systems, and Boeing Satellite Systems, to develop and build the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system that will provide significantly improved and assured communications for the mobile warfighter. MUOS will replace...

HDTV Helmet Mounted Display

The US Army Future Force Warrior (FFW) program will utilize an enhanced, see-through full-colour High Definition TeleVision (HDTV) quality CyberDisplay 1280 CF MVA miniature display, developed by Kopin Corp. Smaller than a postage stamp, the display measures 0.98-inch diagonal and provides a full-size, ultra-wide-angle HDTV-quality image. With 1280x1024 (x3) SXGA resolution, or nearly 4 million colour sub-pixels, the new...

Kill Assist Adverse Weather Targeting System (KAATS)

Another SAR aided guidance system developed by Boeing for the US Navy, uses target cueing based on Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indication (SAR/GMTI) imaging, which automatically extracts information for JDAM targeting. The information received from the airborne surveillance sensor, to continuously track mobile targets and send targeting cues via data-link, in real-time, to JDAM weapons after release, on their way...

Mobile Satellite Broadcast Terminal

ERA has developed a low cost, very low profile scanning antenna allowing direct commercial broadcast TV services to be delivered to mobile users such as automobiles on the move. The antenna is designed for operation at Ku band, packed in a 100mm thick module. The technology can readily be extended to Ka-Band and to other applications such as military or...

Future Soldier Technologies

Future Soldier Programs (FSP) are addressing changing requirements for infantry systems, transformed from armored and mechanized mobile combat to littoral, urban and surgical type low-intensity conflict operations. Among the systems considered for such programs are a family of helmet-mounted integrated systems, designed for Land Warrior. These systems include helmet mounted display and daylight video sight. For the future Force Warrior (FFW),...

Dissuader laser Illuminator

This hand held laser "flashlight" generates an extremely bright, variable width beam of red light. The beam is certified eye-safe at all ranges and under all tactical conditions. The laser beam sends a language-dependent warning and challenge that forces adversaries to signal their intent to retreat surrender or continue aggressive behavior. It dissuades and/or delays adversaries by producing an...

Imaging (Visual / IIR) Precision Guidance System

Imaging sensors were used with precision guided weapons since the early 1970. Until recently, lack of processing power and datalink capacity have limited the use of such guidance techniques to relatively short range direct attack weapons (such as Maverick) and medium range strike missiles (such as Have Lite and SLAM). With the introduction of powerful thermal imaging sensors and...

EL/K-1891 Mobile SATCOM Terminal

The EL/K-1891 mobile / airborne SATCOM terminal is designed for X or Ku bands. The antennae uses 25x10 cm plannar array or 80cm dish. Mounted on dual stabilized pedestal. In the dismounted ground satellite communications station, the terminal use a commercial 9.3 meter dish. System is derived from an airborne platform developed for the IAF F-16I and AISIS SIGINT...

GlobaLight Satellite Communications terminal

Elbit Systems / Nice Systems Elbit System's GlobaLight SATCOM Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) can supports command post with two data (LAN) lines and two voice (phone) lines with total capacity of up to 2Mbps downlink and 500 kbps for the uplink - adequate for most multimedia, video rich applications.

Pseudolite – GPS Anti-Jamming Systems

Due to their cost and operating and design complexities, GPS/AJ receivers will not be deployed everywhere, but only in specific applications. To protect those systems which are not immune to jamming or interference, high power non space-based GPS transmitters called pseudo-satellites, or pseudolites could satisfy the demanding needs for anti-jam GPS navigation aids. The Pseudolite transmitter is conceptually simple,...