The goal of the VISSTA (Vehicle Integrated Sensor Suite for Targeting Applications) program is to provide the U.S. Navy with the ability to simultaneously collect data from a variety of co-boresighted sensors mounted on a moving platform. Sensors include a millimeter wave radar, an in-house developed ladar with an integrated EO (color) camera, and a mid-wave infrared camera.
The VISSTA facility will explore multi-sensor performance in various scene conditions (vegetation, obscurants, rugged terrain, etc.), atmospheric conditions (fog, haze, etc.), and fields-of-view. It will also allow each sensor’s strengths and weaknesses in the detection, recognition and identification roles to be explored.
This project is a joint effort of Utah State University’s Center for Advanced Imaging Ladar and Space Dynamics Laboratory and the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, California.