Location: Langley, Virginia USA and Washington DC metro
Client: Department Of Defense (DOD) and Northrup Grumman
Hardware Validation and Verification
Exploitation and Presentation
Integration and Deployment Management
Mission Planning and Collection
Project Description: The system was designed to combine Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Common Imagery Ground/Surface System (CIGSS), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Joint Airborne SIGINT Architecture (JASA), with their architecture afterwards adding the Measurements and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) components.
The Distributed Common Ground System is a family of fixed and deployable multi-source ground processing systems that support a range of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems such as national and commercial satellite systems, U-2, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and F-16 Theater Airborne Reconnaissance Systems (TARS). The U-2 Management Directorate at Robins Air Logistics Center provides upgrade and sustainment of operational intelligence support systems to meet DCGS operational requirements for deployable ground stations (DGS).
Senior Year Electro-optical Reconnaissance System (SYERS)
Senior Span Segment (SSS)
Fielding of DCGS will be accomplished through the successful completion of a series of DCGS Migration Blocks. These blocks represent the planned fielding of new DCGS systems/capabilities and sites, and upgrades of existing functionality. No significant hardware or software development is envisioned for the DCGS Integration Support Contractor (DISC). The range of services will include (but not be limited to) system engineering, integration, planning, and maintaining an understanding of planned upgrades to Community ISR systems. A primary objective is to ensure current and future interoperability between AF DCGS and C2 systems.