William Nelson, director of the U.S. Army’s assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team, said the branch seeks to accelerate experimentation and prototyping work on space-based sensors using a recently approved capability guide, C4ISRNET reported Saturday.
He noted that the Tactical Space Layer Abbreviated Capability Development Document will serve as a guide in efforts to shape technology requirements and create a path to transition the project to a program of record.
The Army is exploring methods to utilize sensors at different altitudes in a push to reduce the time it takes to gather and transmit satellite data to a weapon system, Nelson added.
The service cleared TSL A-CDD on April 20 to help inform the future application of commercial and government satellites in conjunction with military systems. Army organizations that supported the creation of the document include:
- Long-Range Precision Fires CFT
- Army Space and Missile Defense Command
- Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors
- Project Manager for Positioning, Navigation and Timing
- Intelligence Center of Excellence
- Fires Center of Excellence
- Army G-2