Transportable Optical System/Relocatable Optical System (TOS/ROS) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Transportable Optical System (TOS) is a transportable 22" (56 cm) optical telescope, Charge Coupled Device (CCD) camera, and associated control system for deep space metric tracking.

Details (U):

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Description (U):

(U) The sensor was originally developed by Lincoln Laboratory as a fieldable prototype in 1989-1990 and deployed to San Vito Air Force Station in Italy. The sensor provides critical metric tracking capacity for deep space catalog maintenance which is deployable to fill gaps in SSN deep space coverage. The TOS requires minimal site preparation and can be operational at a new site three days after arrival. The TOS can be transported in a single C-141 aircraft. AFSPC envisions using TOS as a pre-deployment pathfinder for the GEODSS Upgrade Prototype System (GUPS).

(U) The estimated costs for initial refurbishment and deployment is $1.5M. Subsequent periodic refurbishment every fours years is $1.0M each. Initial O&M costs are in the POM at $1.5M per year (plus appropriate inflation per year for FY97 through FY01).

User Impact (U):

(U) Provides capability to fill gaps in space surveillance network.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational/Programmed.

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Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U): None.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Dedicated SensorsDedicated Sensors
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Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

1997 Space Surveillance Dev Plan
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Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Dr. Eric Pearce, Open Phone: (505) 679-4244.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 03 September 1998

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999