is a shipboard system that can receive, process, exploit, store and disseminate digital imagery fed from national (spy satellites) and tactical sensors aboard aircraft, for example.
Besides the JSIPS
, the new group will initially manage the Mission Verification System and Eagle Vision efforts.
As envisioned by the ESC, this commercial imagery may eventually be integrated with JSIPS
as a "roll-up" capability, taking advantage of JSIPS
's modular input segments.
The Air Force contract -- a three-year award worth $50.7 million -- is the first in a series of production contracts expected to be issued by the Air Force Electronic Systems Center (Hanscom AFB, MA), the JSIPS procurement agency.
The JSIPS enables users to receive, process, exploit and distribute digital imagery for multiple sensors and sources.
E-Systems also has marketed the JSIPS overseas, unveiling the system at this year's Paris Air Show.
February proved to be a good month for the Joint Services Imagery Processing System (JSIPS
), a rugged, deployable imagery processing system which has been under development by E-Systems (Garland, TX).
Each JSIPS configuration consists of up to six segments:
Most JSIPS systems are packaged in 8 x 8 x 10-ft or 8 x 8 x 20-ft shelters that are transportable by truck, rail, ship, aircraft or helicopter.
The JSIPS design provides for preplanned product improvements (|P.sup.3~I) via plug-in hardware or software modules.
Codar Technology is supplying computers for the JSIPS system.
1 Codar Technology's Model 600M used in the JSIPS computer suite.