SENSORS LOOKING FOR LIFT
Tests on other LTA platforms were unsuccessful.
The SMDC-BL has the management and
experience to make it happen.
No shortage of new sensors and
C4ISR surveillance systems coming
The TBAs can fly and test the
same class of sensors as Predator
or Global Hawk at a small fraction
of the hourly cost.
SPACE BASED PAYLOADS
Need to simulate a LEO or
NEO satellite lifecycle? The
TBAs can do that too.
The TBAs LTAS can fly 24/7.
Perfect for configurations,
assemblies or components
that need to stay aloft for
extended periods of time.
• The Test Bed Aerostat (TBA) can lift up
to 400 lbs. at Sea level to 2200’ AGL
and 350 lbs. to a ceiling of 5500’
• SMDCBL can assist in payload
integration including custom payload
sled, power supply and data
communication with two aerostat
systems. Our TBAs are mobile and
• SMDCBL supplies a test record that
includes flight profiles, meteorological
and TBA relevant information to use as
a baseline for system data collection.
*Accommodations can be made for specific experiments.
The SMDC – Battle Lab has the
infrastructure, expertise, industry partners
and program connections to support
experimentation, refinement and
augmentation of systems currently in the DOD
and government inventory.
* We can and do support non-military projects.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
TBA PAYLOAD SOLUTIONS
Contact: Phil Manning
Phone: 719-554-6289 or 719-200-3835M
USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and
missile defense operations and provides
planning, integration, control and coordination of Army
forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic
Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated
missile defense, and space operations); serves as the
Army force modernization proponent for space, high
altitude and global missile defense; serves as the
Army operational integrator for global missile defense;
and conducts mission-related research and
development in support of Army Title 10
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