This program addresses fundamental research in remote sensing with applications to space situational awareness and combat identification. This includes, but is not limited to, theoretical and experimental approaches to expand the basic physical understanding in propagation of electromagnetic radiation, the interaction of radiation with matter, image formation, smart sensor tasking, data fusion, remote target detection and identification, and the effect of the atmosphere or space environment on sensing systems. Proposals are sought in all areas of ground, air, and space-based remote sensing with applications to tracking, detecting, and characterizing. Technological advances are driving the requirement for innovative methods to detect, identify, and predict trajectories of smaller and/or more distant objects in space at further standoff distances and under both day and night conditions. New optical capabilities to include active approaches that complement the current state of the art, as well as increased resolution and sensitivity, are of particular interest.
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