- MacB Expertise
- Intelligence and Analysis
- Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
- Secure Cloud Engineering and Data Analytics
- Integrated Laboratories
- Engineering and QRC
- Information Technology
- Logistics and Life Cycle Management
As a leading provider of Intelligence-related engineering services and product solutions, we support the entire intelligence lifecycle. We have been at the forefront of developing intelligence collection, analysis, dissemination and signal processing systems that decision makers rely on.
MacB’s antenna positioners are designed for use with flat panel antennas and incorporate a custom RF deck. They accommodate small parabolic reflectors and horns and feature simple but rugged drive systems that deliver low backlash, high stiffness and high reliability. A Java-based GUI provides real-time, in-depth command, control and communication capabilities.
- Drivetrain – DC motors with gearheads on azimuth and polarization, belt drive on elevation
- Control Electronics – Fully integrated and controlled via computer
- Sensors – GPS, compass, inclinometers, motor encoders, limit switches and optional GPS differential compass
- Material – Machined and anodized aluminum
- Antenna/Payload Mounting – Custom quick release antenna mount
- RF – Integrated wideband RF deck along with IF input peak detect within a scan window
Customized to customer needs, our Custom Camera Integrations include both high resolution still frame cameras and high frame rate video cameras. Camera modules have been integrated into miniaturized pan/tilt units for dynamic surveillance applications.
Multiple imagers have been arrayed together to provide full 360° coverage of an environment. Ultra-miniature focus modules have been included on chip-level imagers to provide a broad depth of field and sharp focus on the desired target of interest. Control of camera systems include wired and wireless standard interfaces such as TCP/IP and WiFi as well as customer proprietary control links.
- Broad range of possible cameras
- Pan, tilt, zoom and focus with precise motion control and remote interfaces
- Store and recall any camera settings including location and lens position
- Array of multiple imagers with image stitching technology provides full view of environment
- Available in color, monochrome, low light or integrated with custom illuminators
- Captured data available in a variety of formats
The Unites States relies on the ability to rapidly respond to threats around the world. We are a leader in developing new intelligence-related technologies that significantly increase our ability to understand the strategic and tactical threat environment. Our analysts are experts in collecting, disseminating and analyzing intelligence from multiple sources, including GEOINT, IMINIT, HUMINT, MASINT, OSINT and SIGINT. Our All Source Analysts use the product sets to support target development and create new task collection requests.
We fuse products with other intelligence improving the mission assignment timelines and performance. We provide assessment reports that structure the collection requirements for satellite to unattended sensors. By producing scheduled/ad-hoc, cross-functional/regional integrated intelligence products, we assess adequacy of product/collection within the AOR and submit timely and accurate assessments. Working directly with forward operating units, MacB has produced more than 100 tailored Geospatial Information System (GIS) products. These products aid in the visualization and preparation of the battlefield environment, guide further AGI collection, and support pattern analysis of AGI reporting.
As a leader in providing innovative Intelligence-related solutions, MacB is in a unique position to offer Intelligence training to our partners in the military and federal government. We offer classes in all areas of the Intelligence Cycle, including All-Source Intelligence Analysis, Counter-IED operations, Targeting, Operations Research and Statistical Analysis to support C-IED and Detailed Intelligence analysis (GMTI, MASINT, GEOINT, etc.) and more. MacB provides instructors to implement the AFSOC PED ITC course. Developed and taught by MacB instructors, the ITC course provides academic instruction and scenario-based training to special forces intelligence personnel and provides instruction on ISR employment in support of SOF operations.
Topics include, but are not limited to: ISR Tactical Controller (ITC) fundamentals, Supported and Supporting Unit’s construct and targeting methodology, ISR platform capabilities/limitations and operational considerations. MacB is also responsible for the administrative duties of the course to include: Course schedules, student feedbacks, course trackers, and curriculum/ scenario development.
Military Information Support Operations (MISO) supports US political, military, economic and ideological activities used by the US Government. Throughout the MISO and Special Operations Community, we support global planning, target audience analysis, product development and Information Operations assessment operations.
In-house development of unique surveillance sensor product solutions to collect actionable intelligence over long periods of time. Customized to blend into the environment, the remotely operated systems can include ultra-sensitive digital cameras and highly sensitive motion and listening capabilities.
The ability to test and evaluate our systems against realistic threats is a critical step in the development of the DoD’s Electronic Warfare and Sensor development process. Yet it is often difficult to schedule the ranges, labs or the equipment necessary for adequate testing or verification. To help resolve this problem, MacB worked with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to design, develop, build and deploy the Re-Locatable Jammer (RLJ) system using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) and advanced Digital Signal Processing technology. Several RLJ units now exist that can be deployed virtually anywhere, from laboratories to open air ranges, to facilitate testing efforts. The units are built by MacB and owned by AFRL.
- Developed for the United States Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
- Field-deployable, FPGA-based coherent radar jammer and target generator
- Emulates foreign threats to assess U.S. EW capabilities
- Designed by MacB to meet unique customer testing requirements
- Units are Government-owned, MacB-built
- Continually upgraded through several generations
In the area if research and development, we are at the forefront of developing new sensors and algorithms for ISR and other applications. Our research encompasses RF and EO/IR sensors, “cognitive” algorithms to enable real-time responses to changing tactical situations, and the assessment of sensor effectiveness under realistic operational conditions. We’re also developing new tools for intelligence analysts to use in order to more efficiently process and analyze data. This will significantly decrease the time it takes to get high quality intelligence to all elements of the command structure.
We are experts at integrating sensors in support of Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. State-of-the-art modeling tools, combined with cleared personnel and facilities, are ideal for embedded system, reverse engineering, simulation and replication support.
- Deep bench of engineers, craftsman and technicians experienced in sensor integration
- Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) to support rush requirements
- We provide metal, plastic, composite, wood and electronics fabrication
Our teams use tasking, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TPED) functions to collect, analyze and disseminate data from ISR-equipped aircraft like UAVs and Space-based platforms. Our analysts work directly with assault force command elements and UAS operators to build actionable intelligence products to support combat operations. They provide the ability to exploit FMV, EO, SAR, and infrared (IR) sensors employed in support of operations.
Our analysts successfully perform Full Motion Video (FMV) analysis and exploitation for over 10 steady-state operational orbits, 24/7/365. They are successfully trained, evaluated, and certified to analyze FMV derived from manned and unmanned platforms in support of theatre and national-level SOF forces located in two Combatant Command AORs. Annually, MacB intelligence analysts review more than 60,000 hours of FMV and create over 24,000 real-time and 2nd/3rd-phase intelligence and pattern-of-life products in support of operations to kill/capture High-Value Individuals. The actionable intelligence collected and analyzed from complex data and image sets is critical to providing information to decision makers around the world.
Globalization of the technology supply chain has changed the way the Department of Defense (DoD) approaches the trustworthiness of complex critical systems. In the past, much of this trust was based on the fact that critical systems and their components were designed and manufactured in the U.S. by cleared personnel. Systems were also simpler with less reliance on multi–function integrated circuits. But times have changed. The use of integrated circuit technology across the world has increased dramatically, and the market for critical integrated circuit technologies such as Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) is no longer dominated by DoD.
Due to this market evolution, the DoD neither controls production nor drives the requirements of leading-edge devices. Even in situations wherein production can be controlled, such as through the use of the DoD Trusted Foundry, modern integrated circuit designs are so complex that they are typically composed of third-party intellectual property (3PIP) circuit cores of unknown provenance. They are often designed, synthesized, and validated by electronic design automation (EDA) software developed overseas. In addition, the components are often integrated onto printed circuit boards (PCBs) for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics at overseas manufacturing facilities, prior to entering the U.S. market. Thus, even with ostensibly trusted processes of production, DoD systems and their software, firmware and hardware components are susceptible to counterfeiting and malicious tampering.
The MacB approach to supply chain security includes a comprehensive assessment of the system and its subcomponents throughout their lifecycle. We have a well-established history of providing support for security, cyber threat, integrity, and vulnerability analysis, as engineering services to our government customers. MacB is accredited by Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) for Category 1A Design Services in the Trusted Integrated Circuit (IC) Supplier Program. Our subject matter experts help deter, detect, delay or react to the compromise of these systems. As an independent evaluator, we can work with the developers, system integrators, and operators to verify that the development, manufacture, and deployment of the system has properly identified and protected the mission-critical functions and critical components.
For more information on our Intelligence services and product solutions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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