The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a Proposers Day on May 11 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to discuss a program that seeks to develop ground-based imaging approaches for objects in the geosynchronous Earth orbit.
IARPA said Wednesday in a FedBizOpps notice that the Amon-Hen program seeks a ground-based optical interferometer that will work to reconstruct images of GEO objects.
Ground-based observers cannot provide imagery of GEO objects with enough resolution to meet space situational awareness needs because these objects appear small and dim due to distance, IARPA noted.
The project will cover the development of an interferometer that can fully resolve images to 12.5 nanoradian angular resolution, develop image reconstruction techniques and collect data for a single GEO object in less than one hour.
IARPA will discuss the program’s research problems; answer questions from potential proposers; and host a forum for teaming opportunities at the event.
Interested participants can register until May 4.