(U) The Advanced Sensor Technology Program (ASTP) develops the sensor technology base to support both theater missile defense and national missile defense sensor requirements. The sensor components selected for development include: multi-color and smart infrared (IR) focal plane arrays, compact solid-state and folded-waveguide carbon dioxide laser radars (LADAR), advanced radar techniques and miniature gigaflop data fusion processors with associated algorithms. ASTP is a Tri-Service effort, with each of the Services and BMDO taking the lead in one of the technology development areas. The Executing Agents for the radar, passive IR, LADAR and fusion processing and algorithms are the Navy, Air Force, Army and BMDO respectively.
|BMDO Technology Thrusts||BMDO Technology Thrusts|
|TECHNOLOGY- RDT&E||SPACE TECHNOLOGY|
(U) 21 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 18 June 2001