Interface Standard, Miniature Mission Store Interface
|Publication Date:||1 December 2015|
This standard defines implementation requirements for the electrical interface between: a. aircraft carried miniature store carriage systems and miniature stores b. aircraft parent carriage and miniature stores c. surface based launch systems and miniature stores The interface provides a common interfacing capability for the initialization and employment of smart miniature munitions and other miniature stores from the host systems. Physical, electrical, and logical (functional) aspects of the interface are addressed.
The purpose of this standard is to minimize proliferation of electrical interfaces between platforms, miniature stores and associated carriage systems and thereby promote interoperability of miniature stores and carriage systems across different programs and services.
This standard applies to all platforms, miniature stores and associated carriage systems that electrically interface with each other. The carriage systems include captive and releasable (canister type) aircraft mounted carriage devices, platforms such as unmanned combat air vehicles (parent carriage), dedicated carriage areas on aircraft, and surface based launch systems. For simplicity within this document, all carrying devices are generically referred to as the miniature store carriage system (or simply carriage system) from an interface perspective. Additionally, the term store as used in this document refers to a miniature store unless otherwise indicated.
This standard is intended to be used as a requirement in contracts for small weapons and related devices which should have a common electrical interface.