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Radiant CRIMSON (U)

Overview (U):

(U) Radiant CRIMSON combines tracking of non-cooperative aircraft or ships and reporting in near-real-time via the TDDS broadcast.

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Description (U):

(U) Radiant CRIMSON combines tracking of non-cooperative aircraft or ships and reporting in near-real-time via the TDDS broadcast. This project grew from an operational requirement to overcome limitations of most existing tracking systems, which require frequent emissions from the target (i.e, passive tracking) or transmissions by the forces interested in the target (i.e., active tracking)

(U) The following advances are part of the Radiant CRIMSON effort:

- (U) Determination of aircraft and ship course and speed, aircraft altitude, and the ability to discern closely spaced targets using bi-static radar techniques.

- (U) Increase knowledge of sensitivity limitations for detecting bi-static reflections.

User Impact (U):

(U) None.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U): None.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Navy TENCAPNavy Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
ISRSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Navy.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 04 September 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999