BOULDER, Colo., May 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ball Aerospace, in collaboration with Microsoft, successfully completed a series of demonstrations demonstrating the feasibility of using commercial computing in the cloud to process and deliver information quickly and quickly to those in need. either at a ground station. in the center or on the battlefield.
Enabled by the rapid innovation solutions process of the Defense Innovation Unit (IUD), the demonstrations support the Office of the Inter-Network Operations Program (CASINO) of the space force and space operations. United States Missile Systems (SMC), which serves as the SMC. focal point for the proliferation of low-Earth orbit (LEO) technology and prototypes.
“Our tests showed that the cloud is, in fact, a viable solution for data processing, exploitation and dissemination that is not only fast, but also flexible, secure, scalable and resilient,” he said. Steve Smith, Vice President and CEO, Systems Engineering Solutions, Ball Aerospace. “For years, the military envisioned an agile, connected force structure. During the demonstration, the CASINO team demonstrated that we are willing to establish low-latency links today, which makes that vision much closer. to reality “.
For the demonstrations, the simulated Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) data was sent to Microsoft’s AZURE cloud, where it was processed using event-based architectures developed by Ball and disseminated to various endpoints. In the final demonstration, Telesat joined the Ball-Microsoft team to successfully complete a direct downlink of data from its LEO satellite network to an electronically steerable, ball-built Ka-band array. , attached to a tactical vehicle to demonstrate that actionable information could be delivered to the fighter in the field.
“Direct satellite-to-cloud communication and accelerated terrestrial data processing enable the Department of Defense to obtain advanced analytics features that allow predictive modeling and the introduction of new ideas capable of reshaping the future as they advance in their mission.” , he said. Tom Keane, corporate vice president, Azure Global, Microsoft. “By combining satellite data with other sources directly in Azure, the Microsoft-Ball Aerospace team has demonstrated an innovative approach to soil processing that also opens up the possibilities for a wide range of commercial applications.”
Ball Aerospace has more than 30 years of experience in data processing, including the development of unique and accurate operating algorithms for satellite systems. Ball also has five decades of experience in delivering antenna solutions for electronically directed antenna solutions for commercial, military and government customers and in two decades of experience in delivering flat panel antennas and terminals.
Driven by infinitely curious people and with an unwavering focus on the mission, Ball Aerospace initiates discoveries that allow our clients to act beyond expectations and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive detailed observations of our planet, provide actionable data and intelligence, and ensure that those who defend our freedom move forward bravely and return home safely. Go further with Ball.® For more information, visit www.ball.com/aerospace or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) provides innovative and sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage customers, personal care products and household products, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for state government Units. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 21,500 people worldwide and recorded net sales in 2020 $ 11.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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