In a project funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Research and Development Division, RADeCO’s Blackstone-CBRN will be streaming agency CBRN instruments data over the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) while deployed on unmanned systems.
Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) is an Android smartphone geospatial infrastructure and military situation awareness app. It allows for precision targeting, surrounding land formation intelligence, situational awareness, navigation, and data sharing. This Android app is a part of the larger TAK family of products. ATAK has a plugin architecture which allows developers to add functionality. This extensible plugin architecture that allows enhanced capabilities for specific mission sets (Direct Action, Combat Advising, Law Enforcement, Protection Operations, Border Security, Disaster Response, Off-grid Communications, Precision Mapping and Geotagging).
Under the contract Award, RADeCO will be tying in the agencies existing CBRN inventory into the Blackstone-CBRN Hub and pushing the data onto ATAK. RADeCO will be leveraging SPOT, the quadruped robot from Boston Dynamics as the payload delivery system.
Blackstone-CBRN is designed to have an expandable CBRN detector/sensor library. It is also designed to be redeployed as a standalone system at a point of entry or on other vehicles.