SSTK Concept of Operations

SSTK is designed to provide a rapid detect-to-intercept capability that integrates the entire security operations team. The process cycles through a process triggered by detection of potential threats, rapidly moves through a series of steps to assess active and new threats, forms or updates a response recommendation, and issues interdiction routing and tasking while continuously monitoring the evolving operation.

Sensor Acquisition

Cameras, radar, motion detectors, and other sensors provide a continuous stream of data for processing. Many sensor interfaces are available with SSTK; others can be easily created using SSTK sensor templates.

Fusion and Correlation

Surveillance of complex environments is simplified by analyzing, correlating, and combining sensor data streams. Using advanced surveillance analytical algorithms, SSTK integrates these data streams to detect moving objects of significance while ignoring motion due to changes in lighting or weather conditions. The algorithms compare data from various sources to classify objects into a variety of types such as people, automobiles, animals, or debris.

Threat Assessment

Threats are prioritized and kept in focus for operators and imager mounts to accurately identify, classify, and track potential threats. SSTK continuously evaluates targets of interest using customizable tactical threat rules and the fused data from all sources.

Common Operating Picture

COP emphasis is placed on complexity reduction, visual prioritization, and common task automation, allowing operators to focus on the highest priority targets. The SSTK COP is a simple point and click user interface that is easy to learn.

Sensor/Task Management

SSTK provides the capability to manual control sensors such as imager mounts through the COP or automatically task sensors based on prioritized targeting rules. The SSTK Auto-Tracker evaluates camera/imager availability, queuing imagers to threats based on priority and proximity. This automated sensor management keeps cameras and imagers on the priority targets and handles the hand-off between manual camera operations and auto-tracking. Operators can change track priority, directly assign cameras to tracks, and toggle automatic targeting and tracking assignment on and off.

Blue Force Communication

Blue Force agent communication is integrated into the real-time tactical picture via GPS- enabled mobile tactical clients. Mobile unit situation awareness and tactical effectiveness is enhanced via mobile access to the common operating picture, alerts, and interdiction tasking.


Security & Surveillance Toolkit Overview