TSC develops a variety of subsystems that enhance the performance of precision weapon systems. These subsystems include missile seekers, proximity sensors, datalinks, control assemblies, and test systems. TSC specializes in Radio Frequency (RF) sensors that provide guidance information and precision detonation timing for lethal and non-lethal effects. We also provide support for integration and test activities to ensure success from the laboratory to the field.
TSC provides full spectrum systems engineering support to our customers including theoretical analysis, requirements generation, test planning, test execution and test data reduction/analysis in both real-time and post-mission. System integration efforts consist of the introduction of newly developed hardware into existing systems as well as the integration of components to form new systems. We have been instrumental in the integration and test of radar and communications equipment for various Government and Industry customers. TSC offers SMEs and a long heritage in the development of requirements, system architecture design, formal verification or analysis for weapon systems. TSC performs these activities for fielded systems as well as new development efforts.
TSC’s RF and microwave engineering expertise stems from multiple decades of designing, integrating, testing and fielding defense electronics. Our Systems development and Production Division, headquartered in Huntsville, AL specializes in rapid research and development through qualification and low rate production of radars, seekers, proximity sensors, Height of Burst (HOB) sensors, datalinks, phased array and conformal antennas, RF subsystems, Radar Environment Simulators (RES) and threat emulators. Our primary markets served by our solutions include precision weapons, ground based radar and fire control, airborne sensors and ISR, Air and Missile Defense and Electronic Warfare (EW).
TSC supports multiple Army, Air-Force and Navy missile, rocket and munitions programs through the development of sensors for enhanced lethality and precision. Our programs address urgent operational needs as well as upgrades of fielded platforms. Our technologies provide enhanced precision strike, area effects, Counter UAS (C-UAS) Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), counter defilade and alternative warhead capabilities. We have extensive experience with the rapid development, integration and test of our RF sensors on a variety of platforms including, GMLR, AI3, Stinger, 40mm grenades, lethal UAS.
TSC developed the Target Detection Device (TDD) for Raytheon’s Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3). The AI3 system was developed and successfully tested to take on the difficult Counter Rockets, Artillery, and Mortars (C-RAM) mission. This system is composed of the AI3 missile, a fire control radar, command and control node, and launcher. During the live fire demonstration, the AI3 system destroyed 22 of 24 threats, including 107mm rocket targets at various quadrant elevations, as well as mortars, an unmanned aircraft system and improvised rocket-assisted mortars. The developed program was just over 18 months to meet a Department of Defense urgent need, and demonstrated that it also meets IFPC Block 2 requirements for C-RAM.
Following the development program, AI3 participated in Black Dart. During the exercise, the AI3 missile intercepted a cruise missile as well as an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Both target intercepts occurred at a low altitude over water and in a high-clutter marine environment. In preparation for this activity, AI3 intercepted a 240mm rocket and UAS at YPG. Destroying multiple target types over different, complex environments demonstrates the capability of the system to achieve mission success in a variety of applications.
Personnel from TSC's Phase IV Systems Operation supported a live fire demonstration of their Enhanced Proximity Sensor (EPS) for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). The EPS is designed to provide a specific Height of Burst (HOB) for detonation of the rocket platform.
Accurately being able to detect HOB allows area type warheads to provide reliable effects on the choice target - be it point or imprecisely located. For the GMLRS system, integration of the EPS allows for system performance modifications to better suit the Alternate Warhead (AW). The EPS is a miniaturized radar that measures the distance to the ground as the platform falls. These measurements are sent to a tracking filter which allows the EPS to provide very accurate detonation commands to the Electronic Safe-Arm Fuse (ESAF) needed to function the warhead.