LOCUST Target Acquisition & Tracking System (TATS)
BlueHalo’s LOCUST Target Acquisition and Tracking System (TATS) is a high-performance acquisition, pointing, tracking, aimpoint designation and/or cueing capability comprised of electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and radio frequency (RF) sensor systems. LOCUST TATS is built upon a modular, open-systems architecture and is comprised of high technology readiness level (TRL) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and sensors.
LOCUST TATS Components & Features
Electro-Optical (EO) Tracking
The LOCUST TATS is comprised of a gimbaled Electro-Optical (EO) tracking system that consists of a pair of line replaceable sidecar housings, namely the Fine Tracking System (FTS) and the Acquisition Tracking System (ATS). The ATS includes wide field of view zoom cameras that support initial target detection and tracking and a target illuminator laser (TIL). The FTS sidecar incorporates a telescope, alignment subsystems, an eye-safe laser rangefinder, and a high-resolution, high-speed fine tracking camera.
Radio Frequency (RF) Surveillance System
The LOCUST TATS RF surveillance system, with an optional telescoping mast, consists of a 360° radar, and a long-range direction finder. The optional mast stows to support non-operating transport and storage.
Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
LOCUST TATS operations are managed from the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) single operator interface, which runs on a Windows-based PC. The HMI software supports external network interfaces to LOCUST TATS and provides the capability to accept external cueing messages as well as distribute LOCUST TATS sensor video, time, space, position information (TSPI), and tactical information to higher echelons