USAF officials

Logos Technologies has secured a small business innovative research (SBIR) contract to support the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Processing Exploitation and Analysis of Large Data Sets (PEALDS) programme.

Awarded by AFRL’s Information Directorate (AFRL/RI), the $49.75m SBIR Phase III indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract features a five-year performance period, and is designed to help AFRL operators predict target set behaviour by enabling multisensor tracking and rapid extraction of intelligence from large data sets.

The contract will specifically utilise the company’s work in intelligent persistent surveillance (IPS) to better collect, catalogue, process, exploit and disseminate different streams of data from varied sensors, such as signals intelligence (SIGINT), full motion video cameras and wide-area surveillance systems.

IPS missions have moved past sensors and now focus on providing the warfighter with useful information in real time.

Logos Technologies CEO Greg Poe said IPS missions have moved past sensors and now focus on providing the warfighter with useful information in real time.

”IPS relies on sophisticated tools and methodologies, including Activity-Based Intelligence, which looks at how events interact with each other,” Poe added.

Logos Technologies National Security Services Division director Frank Purdy said the company continuously looks at ways of enhancing the intelligence product of sensors.

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”Working with multiple collection systems and data sets provides the knowledge to move us from reactive to predictive analytics,” Purdy added.

The PEALDS programme builds on previous efforts, such as vast imagery streaming technology (VIST) software currently installed in the Logos-built Kestrel system, which represents the only operational wide-area surveillance system for tethered airships.

Image: Logos Technologies will work to enhance AFRL’s multisensor tracking and data extraction capabilities. Photo: US Air Force Photo by Airman 1st class Kate Thornton-Maurer/Released.

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