Development of a weapon system communication architecture for unmanned systems

Yücel, Fırat Cem
Unmanned systems are taking increasingly the place of people in dangerous environments and in military missions day by day. Many military unmanned systems have been designed and manufactured worldwide. As a result of military use, the need to integrate existing and newly produced weapons into existing and newly produced unmanned systems continues. In the case of weapon integration into unmanned systems, there is a need for standardization to reduce costs, reduce integration time, simplify operations and minimize technical problems. In this study, which aims to standardize communication in unmanned systems, Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) standard has been chosen as the mainstay of the study. The scope of the study was determined as guided tactical missiles. Taking into account the needs of the weapon systems included in the scope and the current structure of the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) standard, the weapon component and communication structure is defined as an extension to the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) standard.