Accession Number:

ADA519044

Title:

Mobile Sensors Environmental Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-26

Pagination or Media Count:

275.0

Abstract:

The Missile Defense Agency MDA prepared this Environmental Assessment EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the use of mobile sensors i.e., radar, telemetry, command and control, and optical systems from land-based platforms and the use of airborne sensor systems. The use of mobile sensors from sea-based platforms was analyzed in the Mobile Launch Platform Environmental Assessment Missile Defense Agency MDA, 2004. This EA considers impacts associated with the proposed use of land-based mobile sensors and airborne sensor systems on targets of opportunity. Where appropriate this EA also considers environmental impacts from specific tests identified by the MDA that are proposed to use land-based mobile sensors and airborne sensor systems. Finally, the EA addresses cumulative impacts associated with test events using mobile sensors from land-based platforms and airborne sensor systems. The purpose of the proposed action is to provide increasingly robust and comprehensive realistic test surveillance and tracking data capabilities in support of the MDAs mission to implement an integrated and effective Ballistic Missile Defense System BMDS. As BMDS capabilities advance, testing events becomes increasingly complex. Sensors are needed at additional locations to capture data from these events. Mobile land- and airbased sensors provide a more versatile and cost effective method for meeting this requirement than construction of fixed assets at required locations. The proposed action requires the transport, set-up, and operation of mobile land-based sensors i.e., radar, telemetry, command and control, and optical systems from land-based platforms and setup and operation of airborne sensor systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE