(U) The Transportable Optical System (TOS) is a transportable 22" (56 cm) optical telescope, Charge Coupled Device (CCD) camera, and associated control system for deep space metric tracking.
(U) The sensor was originally developed by Lincoln Laboratory as a fieldable prototype in 1989-1990 and deployed to San Vito Air Force Station in Italy. The sensor provides critical metric tracking capacity for deep space catalog maintenance which is deployable to fill gaps in SSN deep space coverage. The TOS requires minimal site preparation and can be operational at a new site three days after arrival. The TOS can be transported in a single C-141 aircraft. AFSPC envisions using TOS as a pre-deployment pathfinder for the GEODSS Upgrade Prototype System (GUPS).
(U) The estimated costs for initial refurbishment and deployment is $1.5M. Subsequent periodic refurbishment every fours years is $1.0M each. Initial O&M costs are in the POM at $1.5M per year (plus appropriate inflation per year for FY97 through FY01).
(U) Provides capability to fill gaps in space surveillance network.
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(U) Dr. Eric Pearce, Open Phone: (505) 679-4244.
(U) 03 September 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001