Pacific Protection, a number one open techniques integrator delivering Modular Open Techniques Method (MOSA) merchandise and options, introduced it has signed a contract with the Area Management Expertise Department of the U.S. Air Pressure Analysis Laboratory (AFRL) to develop and exhibit a low measurement, weight, and energy (SWaP) sensor constructed on MOSA rules to handle the quickly increasing problem of house situational consciousness (SSA) within the cislunar regime. The “Moonraker” system builds upon Pacific Protection’s experience in MOSA system improvement, leveraging 3U software-defined radio (SDR) and graphics processing unit (GPU) expertise, in addition to an open software program framework comprised of firm and industry-provided SSA purposes. The contract has a 24-month interval of efficiency culminating in demonstration of prototype sensors in USG lab amenities. AFRL and Pacific Protection are additionally exploring choices to put a Moonraker system in house for on-orbit demonstrations.

“The AFRL Area Management workforce is worked up to work with Pacific Protection to analysis, develop and exhibit this modern and cost-effective sensing capabilities for cislunar house. This functionality will assist us obtain a multi-layered skill that ensures cislunar house stays a protected and clear operational setting,” stated Brian Engberg, Chief, Area Management Expertise Department.


“The U.S. and companion nations are experiencing unprecedented challenges in detecting and monitoring actions within the cislunar area. Moonraker presents a recent method to house payload design and assist for this necessary mission, with the potential for speedy, inexpensive proliferation of SSA sensors throughout cislunar house,” stated Bryan Terlecky, Vice President of Area Techniques at Pacific Protection.

Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Pacific Protection was fashioned to assist the DoD’s disciplined motion to modular open requirements, together with CMOSS/SOSA, and to reflect the way in which navy providers tackle EMS warfare with holistic mission planning and execution. Pacific Protection takes an natural, commercial-minded method to creating military-use superior options delivering EW, SIGINT, Comms, and C2 capabilities to the DoD. Merchandise are designed from the outset for contemporary, AI-driven autonomy with CMOSS and SOSA-aligned {hardware} and software program. This contains state-of-the-art processing that may readily observe the evolution of economic expertise with full knowledge sharing throughout networks and platforms.