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Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) (HIGH) Nuclear Exo-atmospheric Detonation (NUDET) PACKAGE (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The proposed Space Based Infrared High NUDET Package is one of the several ways to maintain the nation's nuclear exo-atmospheric detonation (NUDET) detection, test ban treaty monitoring, and space environment radiation monitoring capabilities. The SBIRS component of the NUDET Detection System (NDS) will detect, locate and report endo- and exo-atmospheric NUDETs on a global basis in near real-time using gamma ray and neutron sensors on the SBIRS GEO satellites..

Description (U):

(U) The proposed SBIRS Nuclear Detection (NUDET) package is the Space and Atmospheric Burst Reporting System (SABRS). Currently, a study is underway to determine the impact of hosting SABRS on the SBIRS system of systems. A decision will be made in the near future (date: TBD). If implemented, SBIRS GEO #3 would be the first satellite to host SABRS (IOC 2004).

User Impact (U):

(U) The deployment of SABRS on the SBIRS GEO Satellites would continue the United States' exo-atmospheric nuclear detonation detection, test ban treaty monitoring, and space environment monitoring capabilities beyond the end of the DSP satellites lives.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Concept/Technology.

(U) Organizations and Funding:
  • (U) SMC: Funding Source.

Images (U):

Added Value to the WarfighterAFSPC Vision
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Initiatives (U):
AEOWSAdvanced Electro-Optical Warning Sensor (AEOWS)
DSP/NDSDefense Support Program(DSP)/Nuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection System (NDS)
SABRSSpace and Atmospheric Burst Reporting System (SABRS)
USNDSUnited States Nuclear Detonation Detection System (USNDS)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NDSNuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection System (NDS)
Satellite OperationsSatellite Operations
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

National Security Space Road MapIntegrated System Road Map
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Space & Missile Systems Center
SBIRS-Fact Sheet
1998 Strategic Master Plan
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

(U) DoD: USD(A&T) and OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS,Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: HQ AFSPC, Peterson AFB, CO
(U) Program Management: HQ AFPEO/SP, Pentagon, Washington, DC; SBIRS Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Capt Tyler Armstrong, SMC, Open Phone: None..
(U) Lt Col Debra Matson, Open Phone: DSN 833-6365.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 10 September 1998

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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