• Enhanced Flight Termination System Study - Phase II and III Status

      Arce, Dennis; Garza, Reynaldo; McAndrews, Thomas; Bourne Technologies, Inc.; Air Force Flight Test Center; TYBRIN Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2001-10)
      The Range Commanders Council (RCC) Range Safety Group (RSG) is conducting a study into the next generation of ground-based flight termination technology, known as the Enhanced Flight Termination System (EFTS) study. The study was initiated by the RCC in April 2000 with a scheduled completion of March 2002. The Government is performing the study with support from contractors and academia. This paper will discuss specific details of phase II and III of the EFTS study. The description of phase II will include details on the down-selected approaches and reason for the selection. The phase III description will include the methods of analysis, simulation, experimentation, and verification that are used to refine the phase II recommendations.