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Overview (U):

(U) The purpose of Radiant BERYLLIUM is to develop and refine the tactical utility of multispectral and hyperspectral imagery sensors and processing.

Description (U):

(U) The purpose of Radiant BERYLLIUM is to develop and exploit existing and future national multispectral and hyperspectral imagery capabilities (sensors, systems, and processing to support naval operations at all echelons.

(U) The focus of Radiant BERYLLIUM is in two areas:

- (U) The primary focus is on improving the tools, techniques and procedures available to exploit multispectral imagery (MSI).

- (U) In addition, the effort creates a foundation for the Navy to take advantage of hyperspectral imagery (HSI) sources, both space-based and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), as they become operational.

(U) Additionally, the project will investigate:

- (U) Tactical capabilities of the prototype NASA LEWIS and CLARK and other HSI sensors. Lewis suffered an on-orbit failure with its attitude control system and is non-operational and the CLARK program has been canceled by NASA.

- (U) Efforts of the Joint Multispectral Sensor Program (JMSP) in the areas of multispectral detection algorithms, and selection of optimal bands will be leveraged as well.

(U) Inputs to the future sensor design, sub-pixel analysis research, real-time MSI data processing, and other emerging technologies will be explored to fully exploit high resolution MSI data.

(U) In FY97, Radiant BERYLLIUM conducted the following activities:

- (U) Worked on improving the MSI exploitation and processing capabilities at the Navy's principal MSI cell at NAVSPACECOM.

- (U) Explored technologies that could lead to the joint development of prototype advanced imagery workstation (and associated software and communications formats) capable of processing MSI (and eventually HSI) data derived from national systems sensors.

- (U) In conjunction with the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) at Dahlgren, VA, enhanced the utility of MSI products to improve intelligence analysis, mission planning, and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA).

- (U) Worked with the DoD and other governmental agencies to create, validate, and archive spectral signatures for objects of interest.

User Impact (U):

(U) None.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U): None.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Navy TENCAPNavy Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Navy.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) LT Mike Amig, OSO, Open Phone: (703) 808-6730.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 04 September 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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