ONBORD (On-board Navigation of Ballistic ORDnance): Gun-Launched Munitions Flight Controller

Report No. ARL-TR-3210
Authors: Michael J. Wilson, Rex A. Hall, and Mark Ilg
Date/Pages: August 2004; 27 pages
Abstract: On-board navigation of ballistic ordnance (ONBORD) is a digital flight control system with telemetry support designed for the guidance, navigation, and control of gun-launched munitions. Requirements such as low cost, small size, low power, and highg survivability, which exclude traditional flight controllers, are satisfied by the ONBORD system. The electronics consist of a single 1.4-inch printed circuit board that includes the Texas Instruments TMS320F2812 digital signal processor whose microcontroller-like capabilities reduce the amount of peripheral circuitry necessary for flight control interfaces. This report describes the hardware and software that comprise ONBORD, including design constraints, available interfaces to navigation and control hardware, and software operation.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: August 1, 2004