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Passive Imaging (U)

Overview (U):

(U) Passive imaging develops techniques to obtain images of LEO objects, and extend these technologies to reach deep space or GEOS objects.

Description (U):

(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):

(U) None.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Concept/Technology.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U): None.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Imaging TechnologyImaging Technology
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

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

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