AIAA-2004-6863-157 - AIAA 2004-6863 USAF Developmental Test...

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Subminiature Flight Safety System Shawn McCooey * and Alan Sikes 46 th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL 32542 Ronald Cofer Air Armament Center/Safety Office, Eglin AFB, FL 32542 and Dwight Kelly § Science Applications International Corporation, Shalimar, FL 32579 The Subminiature Flight Safety System (SFSS) is proposed to meet the flight termination requirements of the weapon system developers and range testers. The objective of this project is to provide a universal, subminiature, low cost flight termination system that will easily interface with newly developed weapon systems while providing sufficient backward compatibility to meet existing weapon requirements without extensive modifications. It will include flight termination, tracking, telemetry, and encryption equipment to meet the requirements of new and legacy weapon systems. Nomenclature DoD = Department of Defense FTC = flight termination controller FTR = flight termination receiver FTS = flight termination system GPS = global positioning system MRTFB = Major Range Test Facility Base OTH = over-the-horizon PMP = program management plan RCC = Range Commanders Council RSO = range safety officer = safe and arm SFSS = Subminiature Flight Safety System TCRD = test capability requirements document TM = telemetry TSPI = time-space-position information I. Background Department of Defense (DoD) ranges require a flight termination system (FTS) on all weapons whose flight profiles are capable of exceeding the range boundaries or become hazardous to the general public. This requirement was implemented to limit collateral damage to off-range personnel or property in the event of a catastrophic system failure. Numerous requirements are imposed on operational FTS designs such as dual redundancy, to eliminate a single point of failure from rendering the FTS inoperable and system independence, to preclude any type of weapon failure (i.e. power supply, etc.) from interfering with FTS operation. Range safety officers (RSOs) require near-real- time weapon position information to determine where and when they must terminate the weapon. A complete discussion of FTS safety requirements is covered in the Range Commanders Council Flight Termination System Commonality Standard (RCC Document 319-99). Weapon systems are becoming more sophisticated with increased accuracy, extended range, and high altitude capabilities. Without a FTS, many of these weapon system safety footprints will not fit on existing ranges and * Chief Investment Programs Office, 303 North 7 th Street, Suite 109, Eglin AFB, FL 32542, GS-14 Project Manager, Investment Programs Office, 303 North 7 th Street, Suite 101A, Eglin AFB, FL 32542, GS-13 Safety Officer, Air Armament Center, Range Safety Office, 1001 North 2 nd Street, Eglin AFB, FL 32542, GS-13 § Senior Engineer, 51 Third Street, Shalimar, FL 32579 USAF Developmental Test and Evaluation Summit 16 - 18 November 2004, Woodland Hills, California
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