AMBER

AMBER

Space-Based Maritime Domain Intelligence Solutions

AMBER (TM) Space-Based Maritime Domain Intelligence
The AMBERTM Constellation of CubeSats Detects Radio-Frequency (RF) Signals and Converts Them To Actionable Information
Fused Vessel Radar, sat Phone and AIS
AMBER(tm) Data Flow
AMBER(tm) Space-Based Maritime Domain Intelligence Solutions You Can Trust

Space-Based Maritime Domain Intelligence Solutions

  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • S/X-Band Vessel Radars
  • L-Band Sat Phones 
  • GNSS/GPS Spoofing

The AMBER™ Constellation Of CubeSats Detects Radio-Frequency (RF) Signals And Converts Them To Actionable Information

The AMBER Constellation of CubeSats is a Space-Based Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). 

The AMBER payload will be able to locate and track vessels worldwide by picking up their RF emissions using the L-Band Sat Phone detection sensor package derived from Horizon Technologies’ existing FlyingFish™ system, combined with X and S-Band sensors and an AIS receiver to detect, geolocate, and correlate these signals against the presence of AIS beacons.

Vessel RF emissions captured by AMBER:

  • AIS
  • S/X-Band Radars
  • L-Band Sat Phones

The Detection And Geolocation Of Sat Phones, Vessel Radars And AIS Signals

Detection and Geolocation of S/X-Band Vessel Radars

  • Detection and geolocation of commercial maritime radars
  • The radar pulse data allows classification and identification of ships
  • Electronic Support Measures (ESM)/Specific Emitter Identification (SEI) fingerprinting

L-Band/Sat Phone SIGINT

  • Detection and geolocation of ISatPhone, Iridium and Thuraya Sat Phones
  • Complement to government Sat Phone use databases
  • Random Access Channel (RACH) data captured including IMSI & IMEI’s
  • Sat Phone conversation content if handset “handshaking” is intercepted

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)

  • Detection and geolocation of AIS
  • AIS reports are captured at the same time as the radar pulse data which allows for correlation

Correlated Sat Phones, Vessel Radars And AIS

By correlating AIS, S/X Band Radars and L-Band Sat Phones, AMBER™ is able to provide enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness assisting Governmental Defence, Security and Law Enforcement Agencies with:

  • Maritime Security
  • Customs & Border Protection
  • Homeland Security
  • Battlespace Awareness

And Combatting:

  • Illegal Fishing
  • Smuggling & Trafficking
  • Piracy
  • Terrorism & Insurgency

AMBER Constellation And Data Flow

Full AMBER Constellation consists of six CubeSats in six orbital planes.

Revisit times and latency:

  • AMBER 1 provides 4 to 7 revisits to a location/region every 24 hours
  • Adding AMBER 2 and 3 provides revisit times of up to 1 ½ to 2 hours
  • The Full AMBER Constellation (six satellites) provides revisit times of under an hour

GNSS Spoofing/AMBER Persistent

To combat Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Spoofing, AMBER detects fake signals and geolocates them.

AMBER Persistent provides 24/7/365 coastal maritime domain awareness solutions of:

  • AIS
  • S/X-Band Radars
  • L-Band Sat Phones

AMBER Space-Based Maritime Domain Intelligence Solutions You Can Trust

Horizon Technologies is the world leader in airborne satellite phone monitoring systems for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, equipping governments worldwide by enhancing their Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities. They are the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the FlyingFish system which is in operation on numerous ISR aircraft worldwide, including NATO and FRONTEX. In 2021, Horizon Technologies, as part of a Public/Private partnership with the UK Government, will be launching the first of their AMBER commercial SIGINT CubeSats to provide customers with an enhanced Maritime Intelligence Data Service.

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