Oversight autonomous space-primarily based target custody system.
The Defense Sophisticated Analysis Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems’ Rapidly LabsTM analysis and improvement organization a $7 million contract for the Oversight autonomous space-primarily based target custody system.
Classic space intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) collection can be siloed, labor intensive, and unable to dynamically re-evaluate speedily sufficient to take benefit of new space systems. To address this, DARPA, the U.S. Space Force, and the Space Improvement Agency are building satellite constellations to strengthen the tactical relevance of U.S. space systems.
Proliferated low earth orbit satellite constellations are substantially expanding on-orbit ISR capabilities. The DARPA Oversight system will concentrate on generating an autonomous technique that maintains continuous “custody” of a big quantity of assets across new, diversified constellations. Beneath the terms of the system, the technologies will be deployed to each tactical-edge satellites and ground stations.
“Rapidly advancing close to-peer adversary capabilities are driving a need to have for added lengthy-variety tracking at elevated scale and timeliness,” mentioned Dr. John Grimes, director of Tiny Satellites at BAE Systems’ Rapidly Labs. “To meet this requirement, our group consists of technical knowledge in autonomy, space processing, ISR systems, tactical-edge application improvement, technique integration and architectures, and mission concentrate.”
Function on the system, which is portion of BAE Systems’ autonomous technologies portfolio, consists of collaboration with subcontractors OmniTeq and AIMdyn, Inc.
Paul Roberts, BAE Systems