25 April 2017 GBU-X bounding requirements for highly flexible munitions
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This paper will present the results of an investigation into requirements for existing software and hardware solutions for open digital communication architectures that support weapon subsystem integration. The underlying requirements of such a communication architecture would be to achieve the lowest latency possible at a reasonable cost point with respect to the mission objective of the weapon. The determination of the latency requirements of the open architecture software and hardware were derived through the use of control system and stability margins analyses. Studies were performed on the throughput and latency of different existing communication transport methods. The two architectures that were tested in this study include Data Distribution Service (DDS) and Modular Open Network Architecture (MONARCH). This paper defines what levels of latency can be achieved with current technology and how this capability may translate to future weapons. The requirements moving forward within communications solutions are discussed.
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Patrick T. Bagby, Patrick T. Bagby, Jonathan Shaver, Jonathan Shaver, Reed White, Reed White, Sergio Cafarelli, Sergio Cafarelli, Anthony J. Hébert, Anthony J. Hébert, } "GBU-X bounding requirements for highly flexible munitions", Proc. SPIE 10205, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2017, 1020503 (25 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265842; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2265842


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