(U) The Defense Support Program and Nuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection System (NDS) consists of two sensor packages for the detection, location, and data transmittal of nuclear detonation and space background radiation information to units located at the CONUS Ground Station (CGS) and the Overseas Ground Station (OGS). The DSP/NDS system is designed to support nuclear force management, integrated tactical warning and attack assessment, and test ban treaty monitoring. The system includes space based sensors and ground mission processing systems. NDS payloads are also hosted on the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation satellites. This description discusses the NDS portion of the DSP system.
(U) The DSP/NDS consists of two sensor packages for the detection and location of endo- and exo-atmospheric NUDETs: the Advanced RADEC (Radiation Detection Capability) I and Advanced RADEC II. These packages consist of optical, x-ray, neutron, and gamma ray sensors to detect endo-atmospheric, near earth exo-atmospheric, and deep space exo-atmospheric nuclear events and to monitor background radiation in space.
(U) DSP/NDS provides endo- and exo-atmospheric nuclear detonation detection and space background radiation information.
|NBC Detection||Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Detection|
|SABRS||Space and Atmospheric Burst Reporting System (SABRS)|
|SBIRS High NUDET Package||Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) High Nuclear Exo-atmospheric Detonation (NUDET) PACKAGE|
|USNDS||United States Nuclear Detonation Detection System (USNDS)|
|NDS||Nuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection System (NDS)|
|National Security Space Road Map||Integrated System Road Map|
|SURVEILLANCE AND WARNING||SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: SURVEILLANCE AND WARNING|
(U) DoD: USD(A&T) and OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS, NGB/XO, and HQ USAF/XOR, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: HQ AFSPC/DO/DR, Peterson AFB, CO
(U) Program Management: HQ AFPEO/SP, Pentagon, Washington, DC; SBIRS Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
(U) Col Dudley B. Killam, Open Phone: (310) 363-1177, DSN 833-1177.
(U) 09 September 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001