Kratos and HawkEye 360 Announce Collaboration to Advance Spectrum Detection, Characterization, and Geolocation Services
Under the MOU the companies will explore opportunities to augment Kratos' terrestrial-based sensor network capabilities with HawkEye 360's planned space-based RF detection and geolocation services. The combination of space and terrestrial sensors will benefit a wide array of customers by increasing the speed and accuracy of data analysis for industries as varied as broadcasting, transportation, military, public sector, manufacturing, and emergency response.
"The ability to infuse our terrestrial-based sensor data with HawkEye 360's space-based RF monitoring data will broaden our data sources, and enhance the precision and performance of the analytics and insight services we provide to customers," said
in Kratos' portfolio of enterprise-grade ground segment products and solutions is its unique global RF network that helps commercial and government satellite operators assure satellite and payload performance with carrier monitoring, interference detection, geolocation and data analytic services.
HawkEye 360 plans to build a system in low Earth orbit using constellations of satellites, the first launch of which is scheduled for early 2018, with the complete RF survey/geolocation constellation scheduled to be on orbit by 2020. HawkEye 360's system will monitor RF spectrum usage to help identify areas of interference, better understand spectrum deployment, and avoid negative impact to operations. The system could also help to detect and locate activated emergency beacons to improve response times in life-threatening situations.
"By harnessing the power of geospatial data analysis and turning it into actionable information, HawkEye 360 and
HawkEye 360 is developing a constellation of small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) to generate reports on wireless signals that can be used to track and monitor global transportation networks, assist with emergencies, as well as other data analytics services. The company seeks to provide highly accurate maritime situational awareness, collecting information about vessels to create a wealth of current and historical data useful for commercial planning and monitoring, as well as emergency response. Similar data will be available for airborne and land-based transportation and logistics industries. More information about the company can be found at www.he360.com.
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