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DARPA goes to market for ViSAR technology

2nd May 2012 - 11:58 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is on the lookout for technology to aid the development of its Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) programme.

According to a broad agency announcement (BAA) released by DARPA on 1 May, innovative research proposals are being sought to allow EO sensors to ‘see’ through clouds.

A DARPA spokesman said: ‘Warfighters who encounter enemy forces on the ground benefit from overhead aircraft support. Some capabilities are lost, however, when cloud-cover obscures the view.

‘DARPA’s ViSAR programme seeks to develop and demonstrate an extremely high frequency (EHF) targeting sensor which operates through clouds as

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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