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TSC has been a strong technical participant in Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) programs for over 20 years, beginning with the Navy Area program, continuing through the Navy Theater-Wide program, and currently with Aegis BMD.

Our primary contributions are technical systems engineering and integrated logistics support, where we assist with timely development, installation, and integrated logistics support for the Navy’s BMD ships.


Research & Rapid Development

TSC’s RF and microwave engineering expertise stems from multiple decades of designing, integrating, testing and fielding defense electronics. Our Systems development and Production Division, headquartered in Huntsville, AL specializes in rapid research and development through qualification and low rate production of radars, seekers, proximity sensors, Height of Burst (HOB) sensors, datalinks, phased array and conformal antennas, RF subsystems, Radar Environment Simulators (RES) and threat emulators.

Our primary markets served by our solutions include precision weapons, ground based radar and fire control, airborne sensors and ISR, Air and Missile Defense and Electronic Warfare (EW).

We have extensive experience with the rapid development, integration and test of our RF sensors on a variety of platforms including, GMLR, AI3, Stinger, 40mm grenades, lethal UAS.

Systems Engineering & Analysis

TSC has acknowledged expertise and significant experience in radar system engineering for the Department of Defense (DoD) and FAA including concept development, design and production support, integration and testing, and deployment support.

  • Radar Performance Assessment
  • Signal Processing
  • RF Discrimination
  • Requirements Evaluation
  • Simulation Development
  • Installation Schedule Management
  • Supply Chain Logistics support
  • Navy Transition Liaison Support

Mission Support

TSC supports investigation of issues critical for successful engagement support and development of techniques to mitigate potential performance-limiting factors. We have performed numerous detailed analyses to predict radar system capabilities and to demonstrate ways to optimize radar performance. We work closely with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in creating a BMD system to defend the United States, its deployed forces, and allies from a ballistic missile attack.

Past Performance

TSC has been involved in the design, development, and testing of the multiple variants of the AN/SPS-49 for over 30 years. TSC provided radar subject matter expertise for the Navy’s IWS 2.0 Common Data Sensor Architecture (CDSA) program which includes current and planned major upgrades to the SPS-49 for the transmitter, receiver, and signal processor.

TSC’s expertise has been provided to major government programs including:

  • SEASPARROW Missile (ESSM), RAM/CIWS Program Office
  • Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program
  • PHALANX Close in Weapon System (CIWS)
  • Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) weapon systems programs.


Test Sets & Threat Simulators

Our simulation products comprise a broad span of radar analysis and system engineering tools that range from detailed antenna models to flexible effects-based tools for systems-of-systems design. 

TSC brings multi-discipline expertise to meet the simulation needs of our customers that include:

  • Target models as a RF signal
  • Propagation Effects
  • Sea and Land Clutter
  • EA and EMI Simulation
  • Signal Processing
  • Radar Search Performance
  • Target Identification and Discrimination
  • Radar Siting

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

TSC has been an integral part of the THAAD program since the weapons systems inception back in the early nineties. TSC was instrumental in developing the HWIL system (Radar Interface Unit), which provided the RF uplinks to the THAAD missile during and prior to flight. 

TSC, working with the THAAD Fire Command & Control (TFCC) subsystem, developed the BM/C2I Integrated Test Environment (BSITE). This system is critical to emulating the real-time tactical THAAD radar interfaces (RIE) for TFCC testing and algorithm development.

BMD Simulation Framework

The Ballistic Missile Defense Simulation Framework (BMDSF) is a plug-and-play application programming interface library that provides communications among functional modules in a Ballistic Missile Defense simulation.
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Radar Algorithm Development, Modeling, and Simulation for Ballistic Missile Defense

Discrimination, distinguishing lethal objects from non-lethal ones, is the most challenging problem of ballistic missile defense. The primary objective of the missile defense shield is to neutralize the lethal warhead.
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