Raytheon Company has been competitively awarded one of the first Innovations in GeoSpatial Intelligence contracts by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The award is for development of the End-to-End Persistent Surveillance Demonstration and is valued at $141,000. One of seven Innovation awards made by NGA, the total value of all contracts was more than $1 million.
The current intelligence environment requires a shift from reconnaissance to surveillance and from working with periodic snapshots to continuous monitoring. This demonstration will integrate the mobile target detection and tracking capabilities with Raytheon’s new rapid tasking concept design.
Raytheon will demonstrate the use of multi-source space and airborne collectors, in association with rapid sensor tasking, to effect persistent surveillance without dedicated control of collector resources. The program assesses algorithms that are crucial to successful mobile target monitoring and determines a best-fit subset that can be effective for a combined national and tactical persistent surveillance application. Two new algorithms developed under internal research and development will be demonstrated: color image target reacquisition and sensor retasking. Raytheon will integrate the software into its ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Information Chain Prototyping Environment and conduct a concept experiment demonstration at the 2004 Geospatial Intelligence Symposium.
Work will be conducted at the Garland, Texas, facility.