This task develops and demonstrates a high-resolution 360-degree visual/IR imaging system with active range finding capabilities incorporating imaging technologies that may be used in future, non-rotating, non-hull penetrating submarine periscope systems. The system should meet the equivalent performance requirements of the AN/BVS-1 Photonics Mast, which is currently limited to a maximum, instantaneous field-of-view of 32 degrees horizontal by 24 degrees vertical, and would eventually provide automatic target detection, tracking and recognition.
This work is funded by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
Terry Huntsberger - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Naval Surface Warfare Center