THE RIGHT DATA JUST IN TIME
Our Keystone software makes sure you can put the right data into the right pair of hands at the right time. We break the old stovepipe model and make rapid access to IMINT the normal way to work.
BRIDGING SENSOR ISLANDS
Great sensors lead to great intelligence. And networked sensors ensure that intelligence is shared with everyone that needs it. So Keystone has built-in standards-based interoperability that ensure your sensor assets are plugged in from the outset.
The Keystone software can be configured to deliver a range of capabilities including:
- Ground stations for airborne and satellite sensor systems:
- Data storage, archive and retrieval (DSAR)
- Processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED)
- Rapid access and sharing of real-time and archived still and video imagery and products, in support of time-critical applications
- NATO Joint ISR interoperability (Coalition Shared Data, CSD).
RAPID DATA SHARING
Sharing of image data is deeply integrated into Keystone. Individual image products and layers can be shared and accessed via the Keystone Web Portal (collaboration server), as well as via NATO JISR CSD. Our JISR plug-&-play integration as a sensor and exploitation station within a coalition Joint ISR CSD network. Keystone supports the JISR standards for data formats and library interface, enabling publication, synchronisation, browse and exchange of image products, and CSD workflow services.
Quality intelligence products start as raw sensor data. Keystone enables the sensor data to be viewed and fused in 2D and 3D map displays. This helps in understanding geospatial context and in prioritising imagery video data sets. Using automated, rigorous photogrammetric methods, sensor data geo-location can be improved to sub-pixel level. Image and video products such as ortho-photos, video clips, mosaics, image stacks (for change detection and trend analysis) and WMS layers can be generated in seconds.
Keystone software stores and processes imagery from the reconnaissance pod flown on the Swedish Air Force’s Gripen jet fighter. This saw action during NATO-led operations over Libya in 2011 and helped Gripen gain a reputation for speedy and accurate intelligence reporting. Spacemetric supplied a Keystone solution to handle Full Motion Video from the Swedish
Army's UAV 03 (Shadow 200), providing map-projected video on the fly. This was deployed as part of Sweden’s participation in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan and is currently deployed in Mali as part of the UN mission.
JISR/CSD interoperability has been developed within Keystone through cooperation with the Netherlands Air Force and participation in the MAJIIC (Multi-intelligence All-source Joint Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Coalition) programme. Discussions are on-going to supply the Swedish Armed Forces with a similar capability.
Keystone: Creating the right image for NATO JISR - A White Paper by Spacemetric
In 2016, some of Spacemetric's clients expressed a need to understand the JISR/CSD landscape a bit better. Spacemetric responded by letting a team led by Air Commodore (Retd) Garfield Porter, RAF, create a plain-English description of this subject area in the form of a White Book. Click on the image below or on the text below to read the full PDF.
JAPCC: Swedish Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance and NATO
The Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) was NATO’s first Centre of Excellence, formed in 2005. JAPCC provides development of concepts and solutions for the transformation of Joint Air and Space Power within the Alliance and the NATO Nations. JAPCC publishes a prestigious bi-yearly journal with a wide circulation amongst decision-makers in NATO and Partner countries.
At Spacemetric, we are honoured that our Operations Manager, Dag Åsvärn, is one of the writers of an article titled “Swedish Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance and NATO – Past, Present and Future” in the 23rd Edition of the JAPCC Journal.
Click here to read the article authored by Professor Robert Egnell at the Swedish Defence University; Major Johan Jakobsson from the Swedish Armed Forces; Air Commodore (Retd) Garfield Porter, Royal Air Force; and Dag Åsvärn, Spacemetric.
Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance and NATO
Article in The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences Proceedings and Journal No. 3/2017: "Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance and NATO: Past, Present and Future" by Robert Egnell, Johan Jakobsson, Garfield Porter and Dag Åsvärn.