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Seamless Opportunities for Mobile GEOINT

Background
In this digital age, Riverside Research understands the need for defense-related mobile applications to provide actionable intelligence to the warfighter within operational timelines. To this end, the company has developed a remarkably easy-to-use mobile GEOINT application that provides critical situational awareness to troops in the field by letting them know when their operating area can be seen – and just as importantly, not be seen – by overhead imaging satellites. With access to on-demand, space-based tactical information, mobile warfighters operating in remote and beyond-line-of-sight conditions can leverage intelligence from various satellites in a schedule-based format for operational support.

Approach
To preserve the safety of our warfighters and enhance their ability to perform their missions successfully, Riverside Research’s Modeling and Applications Development Laboratory (MAD Lab) leveraged decades of operational experience in satellite and aircraft mission planning to create a digital application, known as Seamless Opportunities for Mobile GEOINT, that puts intelligence at the warfighter’s fingertips. This mobile android application supports real-time feasibility analysis and allows a user to determine both access and gap times based on available satellites and the device’s geo-location or user-configured constraints. Key features include:

  • Configurable feasibility analysis
  • Custom satellite/constellation query
  • Secure remote management
  • Hierarchal Gantt chart for data visualization
  • Secure login and data protection  (Protection Level 3)

Seamless Opportunities leverages the power and information security of the company’s client-based Automated Collection Planning Tool (ACPT), which manages all of the relevant satellite position and capability parameters needed to perform the technical aspects of the feasibility analysis.

Accomplishments
Seamless Opportunities offers a customized interface to satisfy the needs of the mission. Use of this mobile application also reduces “operator overload” by providing only the information needed to complete the mission. This paradigm shifts the focus from “everything at one fingertip” to “the right thing at each fingertip.”

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