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Airborne sensor integration for quick reaction programs
Author(s): Gregory Gosian; Kenneth Mason; Thomas Servoss; Bernard Brower; Matthew Pellechia
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present an approach to integrate sensors to meet the demanding requirements of Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) airborne programs. Traditional airborne sensors are generally highly integrated and incorporate custom sensor technologies and interfaces. Custom solutions and new technologies often require significant engineering to achieve a high technology readiness level (TRL) and to meet the overall mission objective. Our approach differs from traditional approaches in that we strive to achieve an integrated solution through regular review, assessment, and identification of relevant industry "best athlete" technologies. Attention is focused on solution providers that adhere to standard interfaces and formats, incorporate non-proprietary techniques, are deemed highly-reliable/repeatable, and enable assembly production. Processes and engineering tools/methods have traditionally been applied to dozens of longer-acquisition space-based ISR programs over 50 years. We have recently leveraged these techniques to solve airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission challenges. This presentation describes and illustrates key aspects and examples of these techniques, solving real-world airborne mission needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7668, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VII, 76680B (24 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850622
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory Gosian, ITT Geospatial Systems (United States)
Kenneth Mason, ITT Geospatial Systems (United States)
Thomas Servoss, ITT Geospatial Systems (United States)
Bernard Brower, ITT Geospatial Systems (United States)
Matthew Pellechia, ITT Geospatial Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7668:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VII
Daniel J. Henry, Editor(s)

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