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Kinetica DB Inc. —
Air Threat Response

The Problem This Solution Solves

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tasked with defending the homeland from airborne threats. The success of this mission is dependent on time-consuming, manual data fusion and analysis that leaves minimal time for commanders to respond to potential threats.

The Solution

In 2019, DIU partnered with Kinetica, an active analytics database management provider, to develop a situational awareness platform to help operators and commanders identify and swiftly respond to radar tracks that represent threats to North American airspace. Kinetica built a data ecosystem that aggregates incoming feeds from hundreds of sources — including radar, aircraft beacons, flight plans, and weather data — into a common operational picture. The solution enables operators and analysts alike to identify, disaggregate, and resolve aerial tracks involving potential threats.

Kinetica DB Inc. is one of the many companies we have contracted with in a variety of focus areas.

The DIU Commercial Solutions Catalog is a compilation of both our successful and transitioned prototypes. In conjunction with our Department of Defense (DoD) partners, we have evaluated, adapted, and tested these commercial solutions to solve your organization’s AI/ML, autonomy, cyber, human systems, and space challenges.

Prototype “Success Memos,” which enable DoD and U.S. Government (USG) entities to enter into Production Other Transaction agreements without re-competing, are available through DIU.

If you work for a DoD or USG organization, these technology solutions are available for purchase right now. To learn more about whether these capabilities can meet your organization’s unique operational needs or how to acquire them, please send a direct inquiry through DIU’s Contact Us page.