Capella Space, an Earth observation information firm, has secured a contract to help the National Reconnaissance Office study the use of synthetic aperture radar.
NRO intends to integrate SAR imagery into the agency“™s enterprise architecture of national ground information, Capella Space said Wednesday.
The study will tackle ways to modify the architecture for NRO“™s use of various phenomenologies and overall national security objectives.
Dan Brophy, vice president of government services at Capella Space, said the company“™s SAR technology allows for the capture of information on digital elevation mapping, material properties and other features not optically observable.
Capella uses a constellation of 36 satellites to address SAR imagery needs in security, conservation and commercial applications.