GTRI has a deep-rooted history of developing and fielding integrated sensing technologies across a wide range of applications.
Our work in electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) enables our national security objectives to coordinate actions that exploit, attack, protect, and manage within a contested operational environment. From designing and deploying technologies in the domain of electronic warfare, to enabling spectrum management in a contested operational environment, GTRI has a breadth of knowledge to transition research in this domain for operational use.
Our work in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) involves activities related to the planning and operation of systems that collect, process, and disseminate data in support of current and future military operations. From our long tradition in radar, to developing electro-optical and acoustic sensors, our work helps address our nation’s pressing challenges from automated target recognition to complex multi-intelligence fusion, and beyond.
We’ve also established expertise in robotics and autonomy to train intelligent machines capable of utilizing advanced sensing to perform tasks without explicit human control. From development of unmanned air, ground, surface, and subsurface systems using collaborative autonomous control, to swarm algorithm development, we enable operations and navigation in environments denied to human operators.
Below are details and project examples for Application Areas 1 through 3. For more information on the overall Project Portfolio, please visit the homepage.
Application Area 1
Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO)
Electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) comprise all coordinated actions to exploit, attack, protect, and manage the electromagnetic environment to achieve operational objectives. Focus areas include:
- Electronic warfare (EW), including electronic protection (EP), electronic attack (EA), and electronic support (ES)
- Spectrum management
- Cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA)
- Photonics components and subsystems
- Materials and electronics manufacturing technologies applied to EMSO
- Modular open systems approaches (MOSA)/open architectures
- Basic and applied research, exploratory, and advanced development of radio frequency (RF), MMW, IR, EO missile sensors, ultraviolet and acoustical airborne and ground sensors, and guidance and control systems
- Materials and electronics manufacturing technology to meet the unique requirements of missile system environments for portable, air, and ground-launched applications
- EMS signature research and management
- Directed energy
- Antenna design
- Additive Manufacturing Creates New Options for High-Powered RF Waveguides
- Researchers Develop Wideband Millimeter Wave Transmit/Receive Module
- Modular Open Architecture Enables Low-Cost Adaptive Radar Applications
- GTRI Uses Photonic Integrated Circuits to Improve RF Operations
- Silicon-Germanium Integrated Circuit Enables Direct Throughput RF Signal Processing
Application Area 2
Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR)
ISR projects encompass multiple activities related to the planning and operation of systems that sense, collect, process, and disseminate data in support of current and future military operations. GTRI focus areas in ISR include sensing and processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED). Focus areas include:
- Sensing: direct, remote, active, and passive
- Sensors: radars, electro-optical, acoustic, seismic, and gravitational
- Multi-INT fusion
- Automated target recognition
- GTRI Uses LIDAR to Improve Tracking of Aerial Systems
- GTRI Supports Combat Search and Rescue Missions by Implementing New Imaging Technology
Application Area 3
Robotics and Autonomy
Robotics and autonomy projects involve programming and training of intelligent machines capable of performing tasks without explicit human control, including:
- Development of unmanned air, ground, surface, and subsurface systems using collaborative autonomous control
- Swarm algorithm development
- Navigation in GPS-denied environments