Passive Imaging (U)
(U) Passive imaging develops techniques to obtain images of LEO objects, and extend these technologies to reach deep space or GEOS objects.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) Passive imaging includes daytime satellite imaging capability was successfully transitioned to the Maui Space Surveillance Site (MSSS) 1.6 meter telescope. Sensors and algorithms now produce near-diffraction limited performance without adaptive optics. In addition, the first satellite images using deconvolution algorithms on passive speckle data were obtained at the Starfire Optical Range (SOR), demonstrating a prototype daytime adaptive optics system. This system improved the imagery for the precompensated configuration on the SOR 3.5 meter telescope, and will be transitioned to MSSS in FY97.
User Impact (U):
Related Initiatives (U): None.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title Imaging Technology Imaging Technology This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title TECHNOLOGY- RDT&E SPACE TECHNOLOGY This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Name RDT&E Budget Item Project 3326 RDT&E Budget Item Project 1010 This Table Is Unclassified.
Lead Office (U):
(U) Air Force.
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 21 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999