Accession Number:

ADA517992

Title:

NRL Global Vessel Tracking Project (VTP)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC SPACE SCIENCE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

In 2003, a call for Maritime Domain Awareness MDA architectures was issued by the Honorable John Young, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition ASN RDA. The Naval Research Laboratorys Space Systems Development Department SSDD responded with a global architecture and estimates of resource requirements. The response featured a layered defense approach, incorporating support from sensors, databases, and information feeds ranging from National Technical Means NTM to Open Source Intelligence OSINT. Essential elements of the system were funded. A Modular Sensor System MSS provided protection for a port, harbor, or key infrastructure element. A highly automated virtual database and information extraction capability was provided at the GENSER level. At the NTM level, a fully automated vessel tracking system provided tracks and updates for the Atlantic Ocean.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Navigation and Guidance
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE