Common Interoperable Target-Vehicle Interfaces

June 2012

This article reports on the current state of the targets environment, the TCSG charter and goals, the operation and results of the study group, and the results of sponsored demonstrations. The TCSG surveyed the technical approaches for target control across the national ranges, and through use of the Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) a set of common elements and interfaces were identified. The identified common elements and interfaces were considered by the TCSG as candidates for development of an open standard to enable common element interoperability. The TCSG also sponsored demonstrations of a portion of these interfaces, resulting in successful live tests. The TCSG also vetted several proposals for the TMI in the area of target control. Such proposals were evaluated and recommendations were made to the TMI consistent with the TMI goals of common control elements and technical approaches.

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