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Updates to SCORPION persistent surveillance system with universal gateway
Author(s): Michael Coster; Jon Chambers; Michael Winters; Al Brunck
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses benefits derived from the universal gateway utilized in Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation's (NGSC) SCORPION, a persistent surveillance and target recognition system produced by the Xetron campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. SCORPION is currently deployed in Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF). The SCORPION universal gateway is a flexible, field programmable system that provides integration of over forty Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) types from a variety of manufacturers, multiple visible and thermal electro-optical (EO) imagers, and numerous long haul satellite and terrestrial communications links, including the Army Research Lab (ARL) Blue Radio. Xetron has been integrating best in class sensors with this universal gateway to provide encrypted data exfiltration to Common Operational Picture (COP) systems and remote sensor command and control since 1998. In addition to being fed to COP systems, SCORPION data can be visualized in the Common sensor Status (CStat) graphical user interface that allows for viewing and analysis of images and sensor data from up to seven hundred SCORPION system gateways on single or multiple displays. This user friendly visualization enables a large amount of sensor data and imagery to be used as actionable intelligence by a minimum number of analysts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7112, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks V, 71120K (16 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800777
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Michael Coster, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Jon Chambers, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Michael Winters, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Al Brunck, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7112:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks V
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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