Lockheed Martin Awards Subcontract to Riverside Research for USAF DCGS Mission Planning Support

WASHINGTON, DC – Riverside Research, an independent not-for-profit scientific-research institution, announced today that its Modeling and Application Development Laboratory (MAD Lab) has been awarded a subcontract by Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions to support the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS) Program Office at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Georgia in developing the Enterprise Collection Planner (ECP).

The ECP will enable DCGS collection planners to automatically or manually generate route and sensor plans based upon common collection parameters. It will also provide near real-time, three-dimensional (3-D) visualizations of flown missions in a Visual Aircraft Mission Management Portal (VAMMP), a planning and analysis tool designed by the MAD Lab under this subcontract.

VAMMP will allow collection planners to clearly see how a sensor’s footprint is affected by aircraft routes, terrain features, and other analytical components.

Leveraging experience with the previously developed Automated Collection Planning Tool (ACPT), a satellite collection planning suite used by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the interactive Aircraft Mission Planner (iAMP), Riverside Research will collaborate with other Lockheed Martin team members in developing the ECP.

“We look forward to expanding our working relationship with Lockheed Martin and the greater AF DCGS community to improve and enhance the nation’s mission planning capabilities,” said Dr. Frank Falco, Vice President, Research & Engineering Group.