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FishEye Synchronizing Information in Missile Defense

Missile defense organizations develop, test, and field integrated systems to defend against ballistic missiles. Missile defense systems are composed of many complex subsystems that cooperatively operate within real-time and mission-critical environments.

A Complex Discipline

Missile Defense is a complex discipline with many challenges including:

    • Systems requiring sophisticated sensors and complex data environments
    • Long deployment and test cycles forcing systems obsolescence
    • A variety of high performance hardware and software generate huge amounts of data in all kinds of (binary) formats making it difficult to process and exchange data
    • Constant pressure to improve performance at lower cost with less risk

Missile Defense Data Complex and Expensive


Making a Significant Impact

  • Testing is a huge cost
      U.S. Navy: “cost of analyzing alone at 40% to 60% of … large software-intensive programs”
  • The confluences of challenges can only be overcome through innovation
      MDA Director: “game-changing technology … ensure the ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) will be capable of defeating the complex threats we expect to face in the future.”
  • More realistic operational tests require new approaches to data handling and analysis
      MDA Director: “we need to increase complexity in our flight tests… increasing the numbers, types and ranges”

Who Benefits?

  • Government Engineering  (Test, Sensors, Engineering)
  • Federally Funded Research Center
  • Support Contractors (Engineering, Test, Sensors)

FishEye Innovations Are Tackling These Challenges

FishEye offers innovative technologies addressing these missile defense system challenges.

  • Engineering Software Services with over 20 years developing, integrating, and testing real-time sensors systems
  • Open Real-time Big Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Distribution (RTTK)
  • Sensor Simulation for High-Fidelity Simulating of Impractical Complex Radars (VREX)
FishEye simplifies data handling in complex systems

FishEye Simplifies and Lower Costs of Complex System Data



Acquisition, Analysis, and Distribution of Massive Data in Real-Time (RTTK)

FishEye’s Real-Time Tool Kit (RTTK) is an innovative software framework delivering next generation Missile Defense data acquisition, analysis, and distribution of real-time big data.

  • Open and Self-Describing Data – easy streamlined access to large volumes of system real-time data
  • Portable Data – Seamless, efficient and high-performance sharing of data across a mix of computers, hardware, networks, operating systems, and user communities
  • Configurable – Avoid system development and software changes letting end-users and domain experts modify access to data and change analysis
  • Standardized – Enable Unified Data World across  platforms, hardware eras, and organizations
  • Analyze in Real-Time  –  Automate test and move time intensive batch analysis into real-time analysis. Visualize engineering data in real-time
  • Real-Time Distribution – Bridge and fuse data between systems in real-time. Enable decoupled subsystem upgrades
  • Extend – Expose system data not pre-designed to be available to extend systems capabilities

Missile Defense Next Generation Simulation (VREX)

FishEye’s Virtual Receiver Exciter (VREX) provides an innovative Radar front-end simulator enabling simulation, development, and test of Missile Defenses’ legacy and next-generation radar sensors.

  • Test in Lab – Improve flight test performance or reduce flight testing with more and higher fidelity testing in the lab
  • Improve Radar Performance – improved sensor discrimination  and performance by exercising signal processing and stress testing with many targets
  • Lower System Cost, Risk, and Schedule – Do more testing in the lab and less at remote sensor sites, reduce time required to test a new release in the field. Reduce dependence on expensive and specialized radar hardware
  • Design and Demonstrate Next Generation Sensors and Command & Control – Develop systems with model-based engineering, Simulate and test radar capabilities (distributed REX, sensor location analysis) before designing and building radars

Innovation Meeting Missile Defense Strategic Goals

FishEye offers innovation helping industry and government meet Missile Defense’s Agencies’ strategic goals:

  • Prove the power of missile defense through successful testing
  • Team Approach
  • Optimize Available Resources
  • Capitalize on the creativity and innovation of small business