Autonomous Persistent Surveillance and Targeting for the Asymmetric Air Threat (APSTAAT)
Department of Defense
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Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 410, Huntsville, AL, 35806
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AbstractMaritime asymmetric threat detection begins with an in depth comprehension of the tactical picture. Security lies in the ability to sense threats in all environments. Advanced Optical Systems, Inc. (AOS), together with partners Technology Systems, Inc. (TSI) and Raytheon IDS, have joined together to propose APSTAAT. APSTAAT is a system for autonomous persistent surveillance for the asymmetric air and surface threats. APSTAAT provides threat ID and allow a single operator to act as an entire watch team, supporting optimized manning concepts. The system will provide persistent surveillance even during times when the ship is at a relaxed readiness condition. APSTAAT consists of three software/hardware modules that can combine as a stand-alone system or it can be integrated into the existing DDG 1000 system design or other surface combatants. These modules include: an Object Recognition System, and Expert System, and an Augmented Reality Display. APSTAAT accepts inputs from the wide variety of existing sensors. APSTAAT finds and assesses the threats, fuses and geo-registers the data in an augmented reality view, and hands off precision targeting data to weapons mounts. This powerful combination gives the commander unparalleled situational awareness and the edge he needs to win the fight.
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