#5: ISR Shortfalls in Environmentally Inhospitable Operational Environments (OEs)
Army Challenge # Category 3e: Surprise/Tactical Intelligence – Overwatch Persistent Surveillance
Problem Statement: Small Units require improved ability to rapidly transform data from non-organic overhead assets to Soldiers on the ground where and when needed to avoid surprise and to enable situation development and improve planning and mission execution and enable persistent assessment.
Challenge: Demonstrate wide area airborne Persistent Imaging (PI) systems capable of tracking both vehicles and dismounted personnel with real time product generation/ dissemination.
Who: Individual Soldiers and small units, especially when operating in urban environments. What: Systems capable of servicing multiple concurrent users with timely information products.
How: Success will be measured by quantifying the accuracy of the information products, the dissemination latency and number of concurrent users supported
Objectives: Provide day/night, wide area coverage with automated onboard product generation and delivery to the Warfighter. Demonstrate day/night, wide area coverage capable of tracking vehicles in urban environments and personnel in open terrain.