Example – HG1700 Inertial Measurement Unit Guided Multiple
Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
observed and reported
research – Invention of Gas Laser|
and/or application formulated.
Basic research – Invention of
Ring Laser. Theoretical description of Ring Laser
experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of
Applied research –
Demonstration of Ring Laser as a rate sensor
breadboard validation in laboratory environment.
||Applied research –
Demonstration of Ring Laser Gyro (RLG)-based Inertial Measurement Unit
(IMU) operation under temperature, shock, vibration, and
breadboard validation in relevant environment.
Demonstration – Demonstration of HG1700-based guidance set components
(IMU, GPS receiver, control system, flight computer) in a high-fidelity
model or prototype demonstrated in a relevant environment.
||Advanced Technology Demonstration –
Demonstration of actual flight-ready HG1700-based guidance set in a
high-fidelity hardware-in-the-loop facility and under expected levels of
shock, vibration, altitude and temperature|
demonstrated in an operational environment.
||System Design and
Development – Demonstration of actual Guided MLRS missile in a flight test
sequence from an operational launcher. Successful operation in multiple
completed and "flight qualified" through test and demonstration.
||Low Rate Initial
Production – Developmental Test and Evaluation of GMLRS in its final form
under mission conditions.|
|Actual system "flight
proven" through successful mission operations.
Operational Test and Evaluation of GMLRS by the soldier, airman, or