Accession Number:

ADA370597

Title:

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) Optical Target Characterization and Innovative Science and Technology Experimentation Facility (ISTEF) Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-07-22

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Optical Target Characterization Program supports research and development in the area of electro-optical science and technology for missile defense. The objective is to develop and apply innovative state-of-the-art active and passive optical sensors and techniques to demonstrate concepts relating to BMDO requirements such as booster typing, tracking, target discrimination, aimpoint selection and kill assessment. To achieve this objective, the Program maintains the Innovative Science and Technology Experimentation Facility ISTEF, located at Kennedy Space Center KSC, FL, and conducts research and development into novel coherent laser radar and laser communications systems, and electro-optical materials technologies. The Optical Target Characterization Program is funded by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization and managed by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE