Client: Department Of Defense (DOD) and Army Space Program Office (ASPO), Westinghouse Space Division
Hardware Validation and Verification
Exploitation and Presentation
Integration and Deployment Management
Mission Planning and Collection
Project Description: Enhanced Tactical Radar Corelator mission is to provide Army corps commander with accurate, reliable and timely imagery-based battlefield intelligence derived from the all-weather, day and night real-time high resolution, Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-2 (ASARS-2) carried aboard the Air Force's U-2 aircraft and provides the following: Direct receipt of ASARS-2 (SAR) data Near-real-time processing of SAR data into digital imagery Softcopy display of imagery Limited exploitation of imagery into intelligence products Ensured dissemination of products to the user
It is capable of receiving, processing, exploiting, and disseminating theater imagery intelligence data to the All Source Analysis System (ASAS) via area communications networks and exchange data with other intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) ground stations. ETRAC is inter-operable with all of the other services' intelligence architectures. Imagery intelligence is disseminated to supported units in the form of annotated imagery (SIDS), text reports/messages (IPIRs), or voice reports. ETRAC is composed of state-of-the-art commercial processors, a wide band common data link (CDL), exploitation work stations and a robust communications capability, all, packaged into a tactical 31 foot van. ETRAC is designed for rapid deployment; to move with the Corps or JTF.