VISSTA: Overview

technology specs

Vehicle Integrated Sensor Suite

Eyesafe LiDAR Testbed

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 LiDAR and Space Dynamics Laboratory and the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, California.