Outpost Surveillance System (OSS) Universal Biometrics translator (UBT)
Under contract with the Counter Terrorism Technology Support Office (CTTSO), STS managed the entire effort through design, development, testing, demonstration, production, delivery, and training of personnel for the Universal Biometrics Translator (UBT) system and a family of reconnaissance and surveillance systems comprising the Outpost Surveillance System (OSS) systems for the 1st and the 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG). STS performed tasks centered on supporting the exact scope and of similar size to the SOF RAPTOR III Program. STS performed Requirements, Analysis and Concept Exploration; Rapid Prototyping; Software Development; Systems Engineering Support; System Support; Education and Training; as well as the total spectrum of Program Management and Security.
Biometrics Fusion Center
For the Department of Defense Biometrics Program, STS staffed and operated the DoD Biometrics Fusion Center (BFC). STS was responsible for the design, methodology, and implementation of the BFC testing lab while developing a comprehensive, incremental growth and transition plan that identified staffing requirements and funding needs.
Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance System-Combined (BETSS-C) Standard Ground Station (SGS)
BETSS-C provides 360° hi-resolution, day/night perimeter surveillance with threat detection, force protection, security measures, and threat identification SGS fuses the information from BETSS-C’s sensor system.
Personnel Recovery Device (PRD)
Developed prototype PRDs that operate on commercial and military satellite communication frequencies to support rapid global personnel response and recovery the design is warrior focused with easy operation and field-expedient maintenance.
Portable Security System (PSS)
Aided the Department of Homeland Security in detection, classification, deterrence, defeat/mitigation, and varied threat recovery per the task’s requirements using the PSS. Designed to support mobile security and detection needs, the PSS offers a self-contained, rapid set-up, transportable, surveillance and alarm system. Its network of sensors works to detect security threats within a predetermined area for your force protection mission. The PSS can fuse data from up to 30 sensors and 4 radars into an integrated security picture of the surrounding environment. Video stream can be viewed remotely through the display application and optional handheld observation tablets. Tablets can also be configured to control the system as an optional feature.
Homeland Security System/Camera Aided Monitoring System
Under the direction of the US Army CERDEC RDECOM NVESD, STS was selected to design, develop, integrate, test, field, deploy, and sustain a mobile surveillance and assessment system for land and maritime environments. This surveillance and assessment system was designed to support homeland defense and expeditionary missions for the protection and security of personnel and critical assets. (In 2009, this system was formally transitioned from NVESD to the US Army REF for continued sustainment support under the REF ISR contract). This system-of-systems, named CAMS, can provide a rapidly field deployable, stand-alone surveillance and assessment ISR capability; and can also augment an existing security system to provide a real-time, integrated, security situational awareness picture over a wide geographic area.
Fixed Installation Satellite Antenna (FISA)
STS developed and integrated the Fixed Installed Satellite Antenna (FISA) II. The FISA II consists of two components, an A- and B-Kit. The A-Kit consist of the Ku and Ka satellite antenna, mounting system, conduit, cabling, and patch panel that is integrated/installed into the air platform. The B-Kit is a modular transit cased or dolly wheeled-variant baseband multi-modem system capable of supporting the Global Response Force (GRF) and other military forces. The first B-Kit configuration is a roll-on/roll-off Command and Staff Palletized Airborne Node (CASPAN) capable of supporting the Airborne Task Force Commander during transit to a forcible entry operation. The second is a roll-on/carry-on, or transit-cased Key-leader Enroute Node (KEN) to support key leaders within the assault echelon. B-Kits are not permanently installed on the USAF AMC and are operated by and maintained by the GRF and other unit personnel. FISA II is capable of being employed onboard AMC aircraft (i.e., C-130s and C-17s). Multi-level security voice, video, and data are provided to the GRF. From a military operational perspective, the FISA II provided the GRF the flexibility and agility to connect and maintain satellite communications worldwide through near seamless transition between satellite networks and spectrum.
Combat Outpost Surveillance and Force Protection System (COSFPS)
Force protection support combining radar, cameras, sensors, gunshot detection, and remote-controlled weapons able to scan immediate terrain for threats into one system.
Integrated Base Defense Security System (IBD-SS)
For the IBD-SS Program, STS Consolidated technology into a common operating picture for USAF personnel to monitor and protect assets from a single operations center in all weather, day and night. Technology includes ground-based radar and fiber-optic intrusion detection and imaging systems.
Vehicle Body Armor System (BASSTM)
STS Designed V-BASS™ to provide ceramic armor for driver and passenger protection in unarmored military vehicles.
Force XXI Battle Command Brigade & Below (PM FBCB2)
STS Supported FBCB2 through fielding support of the Digital Battle Command Information System Developed/integrated tactical Internet, development, and fielding FBCB2 software, applique hardware, applicable installation kits, and situational awareness capabilities to various platforms.
Portable Sensor Platform (PSP) & IRONWEDGE
STS Developed the PSP: a two-man rapidly deployable surveillance and assessment system designed to identify activity within a designated area. Built two complete PSP systems with U.S. Army REF for deployment into OIF for IRONWEDGE.
Portable Uninterruptible Universal Power Supply System (PUP)
A first among many STS innovations, we developed the PUP Supply System, a voice and fax telecommunications device. It includes Custom case design and fabrication and Universal power supply with customized special power filtering.
Surface and Subsurface Surveillance System (Quad-S)
Developed Quad-S: a dual-purpose waterside and landside sensor surveillance system Integrates sonar, ground radar, imagers, hand-held biometrics, command and control stations, and enterprise security software to fuse multiple data sources into a common operating picture
Maritime Domain Awareness System (MDAS)
STS is currently engaged in providing SME and systems integration support for NAVAIR’s MDAS program. The MDAS program is centered on sensor development and fusion to support the Tampa Bay Maritime Authorities in their efforts to enhance Tampa Bay Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). This project is a NAVAIR, multi-year project to develop a comprehensive maritime domain awareness system with the technical objective of developing a comprehensive integrated MDA system. The purpose of such a system is to facilitate timely, accurate decision-making and include all dimensions of the maritime domain – air, sea, sub-sea, and contiguous land and port areas to include overall domain environmental influences.
Land/Water Interface Test-Bed (LWIT)-1
Integrates underwater security capabilities by providing geo-tagged sonar imaging, intruder detection, tracking, and reporting with land, shore, surface, and subsurface sensors into multi-domain common operational picture.
C-RAM Sense and Earn (SnW) Systems Integration Field Operator support for Counter-Rocket Artillery Mortar
(C-RAM) systems in CENTCOM. STS is teaming with Northrop Grumman – Information Systems (NG-IS) on a contract supporting the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the U.S. Army Program Directorate (PD), Program Manager – Counter Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM). C-RAM provides soldiers in Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) the ability to defend against enemy rockets, artillery, and mortar rounds (RAM) by detecting RAM attacks and providing accurate, localized warning for incoming rounds and an intercept capability to destroy the incoming rounds. STS’ objective in meeting the C-RAM mission success is to provide Base Defense Operations Centers (BDOC) system operators, unit-level maintainers, and program management office (PMO) support personnel. STS provides direct installation, operational, and general maintenance support to the C-RAM Sense and Warn (SnW) System of Systems (SoS) including the indirect fire (IDF) sensors; a local area network (LAN); a command and control (C2) suite consisting of Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2)/C-RAM C2, and the Air & Missile Defense Work Station (AMDWS); Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR) and the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES)
Tactical Biometrics Operating and Surveillance System (TBOSS)
The original STS Counter-insurgency, Biometrics, Tactical Census Authentication Enrollment and Identification System contract was expanded into an integrated system of systems called the Tactical Biometric Operations and Surveillance System (TBOSS). TBOSS included a collection of intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor fusion processor nodes networked with a centralized center command, control, and display system and a mobile handheld quick response force (QRF) computer.
Outpost Surveillance System Next Generation (OSSNXT)
TS-INT is performing a rapid yet flexible research and development
delivery order for the CTTSO to upgrade previously delivered systems to the 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne) for the 1st SFG, as well as perform a parallel rapid development of an enhanced and expanded capability concept. STS is following its standardized systems engineering with integrated training package development process. The key to success of this process is an iterative definition, design, prototype, and demonstration methodology which is performed by a joint team. Integral to this process is the iterative definition, design, and refinement of the equipment/system’s training process and training package. The joint team is comprised of contractor and Government managers, contractor systems, test, and training engineers, contractor prior service subject matter experts, and active duty end user representatives. This project is of similar scope and size of a potential SOF RAPTOR III task order. STS’ core tasks of this project for the USASOC include; Requirements, Analysis and Concept Exploration; Rapid Prototyping; Software Development; Systems Engineering Support; System Support; Education and Training; as well as the total spectrum of Program Management and Security. STS has demonstrated the flexibility and responsiveness to the customers’ needs; and, successfully managed the current cost, schedule, and performance requirements.
Intelligence Support Service-Afghanistan (ISS-A)
STS is a subcontractor supporting L-3 STRATIS on the ISS-A providing intelligence operations services support to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) by aiding in the coordination, planning and execution of intelligence collection operations, exploitation and analytic support in coordination with other entities and agencies in the Combined Joint Operating Area – Afghanistan (CJOA-A).
Wireless Access Security Portal (WASP)
Under the REF program, STS also supported operational testing of the new WASP aerostat and the ALTUS aerostat; and provided systems integration, sustainment and training for the PD-100 Black Hornet (micro UAS) and Instant Eye Mk 2 UASs.
Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management
Entry Control Point (ECP) Non Intrusive Inspection Systems (NIIS)
STS is the prime contractor providing full lifecycle logistics for ECP/NII systems utilizing program management personnel, logisticians, and Field Service Representatives (FSRs) for CONUS and Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) and Combat Outposts (COPs) in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East.
Rapid Equipping Force Services (REF)
For the US Army REF Services program, STS’ team of 25 personnel provide program management [3.3] and worldwide field service support utilizing Field Service Technicians (FSTs). STS is the Prime contractor on this Task Order (TO) and is responsible for all aspects of program leadership, resources, processes and procedures. Our FSTs perform full lifecycle logistics including operator/ maintainer training; assessments, assembly, deployment, installation, sustainment, upgrades and modifications for 23 tactical aerostats and numerous other Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and ISR related systems located on Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) and Combat Outposts (COPs) in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East. On the REF Services contract, STS has two employees serving as Senior Trainers at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, CA, and the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, LA. These individuals manage a large stock of REF equipment used by units while training at the centers; and they also provide training on the various systems at these centers and during Home Station Training.
Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS)
Under the REF contract, STS was tasked to provide operational subject matter expertise to assist in installation and operational integration for the Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System (MDARS). The MDARS is an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) intrusion detection system that integrates Drive-By-Drive-by-Wire (DbW) technology, communications, supervised autonomous navigation, and obstacle avoidance. The MDARS UGV has been employed in AFRICOM and provides an autonomous supervised patrolling capability for perimeter security at bases in Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
Improvised Explosive Device Defeat/Protect Force (PdM IEDD/PF)
STS worked with PD Systems, Inc. (Prime) to support the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM), in providing the Warfighter in the USCENTCOM AOR [Operation New Dawn (OND) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)] with on-site FSRs for PdM DD/PF. On this contract, STS provided sustainment subject matter experts to Mine Rollers (SPARK, SPARK II, SPARK II Mod); Neutralization Systems (Rhino, C-System, Jackal); Entry Control Points (gates, barriers, electronic jamming equipment); and ground Penetrating radar (GPR)/electromagnetic induction equipment (EMIE).
Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar (C-RAM)
STS supported the C-RAM mission by providing the Base Defense Operations Centers (BDOC) system operators, unit-level maintainers, and program management office (PMO) support personnel. STS provided direct installation; and operational, corrective, and preventive maintenance support to the C-RAM Sense and Warn (SnW) System of Systems (SoS). This included the indirect fire (IDF) sensors; a local area network (LAN); a command and control (C2) suite consisting of Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2)/C-RAM C2; the Air & Missile Defense Work Station (AMDWS); Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR); and the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES).
Rapid Equipping Forces (REF) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Support II
STS is the prime contractor supporting the U.S. Army’s REF with Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) FSTs, logisticians, and program management personnel performing full lifecycle logistics, operator/maintainer training and assessments, assembly, deployment, installation, sustainment, upgrades, and modifications for 23 tactical aerostats and numerous other ISR and ISR-related systems located on FOBs and COPs in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East.
Training and Simulation
Joint Special Operations Forces Training (JSOFT)
STS was a subcontractor to BAE Systems on the recently completed SeaPort-e JSOFT contract. This contract provided instructor support for training SOF FTTs and MSTs on SOF-specific weapons at CONUS and OCONUS locations. On this contract, STS trained SOF FTTs and MSTs to operate and maintain SOF-specific small arms, other weapons systems, and vehicles (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles [MRAP], Ground Mobility Vehicles [GMV], and Lightweight Tactical ATVs [LTATV]). Along with weapons training support, our instructors performed equipment staging, transportation, logistics, and operational and maintenance training.
Martime Law Enforcement (MLE)
For this program, STS supported the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI) through game training program development and enhanced interoperability of state MLE and federal law enforcement to provide maritime infrastructure and asset security.
Under the REF program, STS also developed U.S. Army REF training curriculum for the CAMS program, complete with training materials for soldier-operators.
RECOM Virtual Training Simulation Center
For RDECOM, STS provided an indoor/outdoor all-weather deployable, virtual simulation training center capable of monitoring and control by a single operator, synchronized A/V for exercise review.
STS developed state-of-the-art software applications and interface modules for medical simulation manikin trainers latest efforts include developing remote/WIFI control software for a variety of Mother/Child patient simulators.
Mobile Readiness Trainer (MRT)
Mobile Readiness Trainer (MRT), a mobile simulation training platform available in various configurations with individual command & control (C2) nodes; high-fidelity surveillance towers; VITAS Director & Special Effects; multiple patient simulators; and battlefield/special effects simulators developed for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) and the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), Directorate of Combat Medic Training (DCMT).
Medical Simulation Support Services (MS3)
For the MS3 program, STS provided the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Simulation Learning, Education, and Research Network (SimLEARN) program with procurement, kitting, and delivery services Resuscitation Education Initiative and National Simulation Center training requirements support.
On the iOS & URCS contract, STS performed R&D on synthetic manikins; conducted trade-off analyses of COTS technology; provided the resources to develop new software applications for Simulaids manikins; and supported currently deployed Bluetooth-based ALS (Advanced Life Support) manikins. The R&D included full life cycle development of hardware and software simulation solutions utilizing an Apple IPAD as the primary user interface (UI)for mobile training applications. In addition, a windows-based application was developed to display current physiological parameters of the manikin training device.
Joint Assessment Neurological Evaluation Equipment (JANEE)
STS developed the JANEE Symptom Generator (SymGen); a multi-faceted web-based application designed a multimedia library allowing the student to learn various medical indicators and symptoms outside of the constraints of the scenarios. SymGen utilizes core program components of the JANEE Scenarios. In addition, STS has developed a content management (CM) system for SymGen, identified as SymGen CM, that allows privileged users to add, edit, and remove content quickly and easily. Users of SymGen CM can also add descriptive text to newly created media clips and easily place the new media into existing categories or create new categories. SymGen CM automatically updates the SymGen GUI and creates links the newly added media. SymGen CM tool allows the customer to enhance the symptom library to best fit their needs without the need to hire outside programmers.
Virtual Assessment Training and Simulation (VITAS)
Virtual Interactive Training and Assessment System (VITAS), a computer-based, interactive, multimedia simulation platform and training aid that provides dynamic and challenging scenarios developed for U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM).
Combat Medic Basic and Advanced Tactical Trainer (CoMBATT)
Combat Medical Basic and Advanced Tactical Trainer (CoMBATT), developed in conjunction with the RDECOM-STTC for the Brigade Combat Trauma Training Team (BCT3) in training Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3), Combat Lifesavers (CLS), and MOS 68W, Health Care Specialists.
Serious Gaming 3-D Model
Serious Gaming 3D Combat Medic Virtual World Program, a dynamic, first-person active player serious game for medic training with intelligent tutors; optimum treatment pathways; multi-skill/scope of practice levels; controlled and free-play modes; multi-patient physiology models; and scenario authoring for RDECOM-STTC.