Manned and unmanned tactical airborne reconnaissance systems of the future will use common mission data management functions in both airborne and ground support equipments to perform similar missions while meeting the requirement for commonality and interoperability. Fairchild Communications & Electronics Company's Mission Support System (MSS II) and Data Transfer Equipment (DTE) are developed to meet these functional needs. Application of off-the-shelf hardware to perform the sometimes different manned and unmanned mission data management functions are discussed.
Wallace G. Fishell,
J. Kevin Riordan,
"Reconnaissance Mission Data Management", Proc. SPIE 1156, Airborne Reconnaissance XIII, (1 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962492; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962492