US Department of Homeland Security seeks information on sensors for US/UK C-UAS CORE programme

The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a request for information on 13 December 2023 for data on commercially available integrated systems with a C-UAS radar sensor and a pan-tilt-zoom camera.

The request, made in support of the C-UAS Capability Optimization Research Environment (CORE) – an international cooperative effort between the United States and United Kingdom to conduct C-UAS technology tests and demonstrations in multiple operational environments – will culminate in a capability demonstration in Texas, to be hosted by DHS in spring 2024. Pertinent characteristics include:

  • Technology must be fieldable for demonstration event; minimum TRL 7
  • Radar detection of UAS detection with operator alerting
  • IP 67: ingress protection against maritime environment
  • Automated EO/IR sensor slew-to-cue on UAS target integrated with radar detection
  • Establish and maintain target track with radar and EO/IR sensor
  • Re-acquire lost track
  • Hi-resolution EO/IR imaging to facilitate UAS identification and threat classification
  • Hi-resolution EO/IR imaging to facilitate payload identification and attributes
  • Automated or operator controlled EO/IR variable zoom for UAS identification and classification
  • EO/IR image stabilization for image quality, and to reduce or eliminate image jitter
  • Real-time sensor image display to support operator command and control
  • Closed loop tracking using Cursor on Target (CoT) sensor data output; prefer TAK compatibility
  • Operates in clutter-rich environments: Urban, rugged terrain, maritime, etc.

Responses are required by 16 January 2024.

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