DUSTER

Deployable UAV System for Targeting, Exploitation, and Reconnaissance

The DUSTER program used NuSAR, a synthetic aperture radar system, to cue a high-resolution, jitter-controlled, day/night imaging sensor and LWIR infrared camera known as EyePod. Both lightweight tactical sensors were developed by SDL with partner organizations. SDL developed the software to simultaneously control the platforms and sensors while collecting, processing, and disseminating their data for exploitation in real time. Applications for this type of system include border protection, persistent surveillance, day/night target tracking, and detection of concealed targets.