Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

1988  The University of Texas at San Antonio  (75806)

Principal Investigator: Packham, Christopher (Principal Investigator) Schlegel, Eric (Co-PI)  

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 933,093

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 7/1/17 - 6/30/18

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: COS PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY  

Department, Center, School, or Institute: COS PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY  

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: ARTIMIS: PROBING AND ASSESSING THE SPACE ENVIRONMENT IN A NEW LIGHT

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: US Dept of the Air Force
CFDA Link: DOD
12.800

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program

Note:

The proposed study is a proof-of-concept for a larger full-scale program that is an innovative approach to address the challenges of space-threat assessment. A multi-sensor instrument spanning three distinct wavebands (visible, reflected and thermal infrared) will simultaneously image a wide field-of-view to allow frequent monitoring of the Geosynchronous belt. This instrument will capitalize on the long-wave thermal infrared (LWIR) regime where one can assess critical metrics such as size, temperature, and whether an object is alive and active or dead and inert. The needed technology for LWIR arrays is only now developing to what mayallow a leap in sensitivity and design for efficient monitoring of Resident Space Objects (RSOs) in deep space. Combining capabilities from Visual to LWIR has not been done. But the true revolution for this approach to Space Situational Awareness (SSA) lies in the synergy of components proposed within the instrument, combined with the translation of data, through algorithms, to produce Indications & Warnings (I&Ws).

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