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.
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.