Prototype: Distributed Common Ground System–Army (DCGS-A)
Working from a system concept for the Army Analysis Control Team–Enclave (ACT-E), STG devised preliminary detailed engineering plans and specifications, studied long-term reliability and maintainability, and integrated logistics support plans for the various subsystems and components into a preproduction prototype.
Supporting Real-Time Intelligence in Battle: DCGS-A Enabled ACT-E
The U.S. Army depends on specialized software to deliver real-time intelligence to the commander in the battlefield. The software receives input from multiple sources, such as ground sensors, aerial photos and satellite images, and updates it in real time. STG provides the supporting hardware — the DCGS-A Enabled ACT-E. The DCGS-A is a shelter-mounted High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) with a communications and power generation equipment shelter housing next-generation military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) components. Equipped with multiple server suites, it provides warfighters with a robust means of viewing and sharing real-time intelligence data at a single point in a mobile environment. As the equipment comes back from the battlefield, STG repairs, refreshes and upgrades it, ensuring that it is like new for redeployment in the field. STG's contribution ensures that commanders in battle are able to obtain the vital information they need to make critical, time-sensitive decisions.