Restricted Session

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The program includes a restricted session for US Department of Defense (DoD) government programs and associated contractors to present protected information and interact with peers in the EO calibration community.

The session is organized to include material that is restricted and either 1) unclassified with limited distribution or 2) classified up to the TOP SECRET//SI/TK classification level.

Participation in this session will require the appropriate documentation for each individual presenter and attendee.

TOP SECRET//SI/TK Level

This year’s program will also include a section for presentations at the TOP SECRET//SI/TK Level. This portion of the program will be held in an appropriate venue at the Space Dynamics Laboratory and require verification of proper clearances in advance by all presenters and attendees.

Registration & Verification

Participation in this session will require separate registration as well as the appropriate documentation for each individual presenter and attendee.

Registration

Verification forms are due to USU Research Foundation Security no later than June 7, 2018. Photo identification will be required upon check-in.

Verification form (all sections)

Presentations

Session Chair: Milton ("Mickey") C. Trichel, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Section 1: Restricted/Export Controlled

Attendance at this section is restricted to U.S. citizens, U.S. Naturalized citizens or permanent residents only.

8:00 AM
High Temperature Infrared Window Optical Properties Measurement System
Kendall Johnson, Joel Cardon, James Champagne, James Peterson, Joe Tansock, Alan Thurgood, Albert Weibe, Cory Harker – USU/Space Dynamics Laboratory

Section 2 U//FOUO - Distribution D

Attendance at Section 2 is restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who represent DoD organizations or DoD contractors.

8:45 AM
Calibration of Solar and Lunar Source Systems for Off-Axis Rejection Measurements of Sensor Systems in the AEDC 7V Chamber Test Facility
Randy Nicholson, Kimberly Mead, James Rogers – QuantiTech, Inc.; Sidney Steely, Heard Lowry – National Aerospace Solutions (NAS); David Schwer, John Claybrook – Space and Missiles Combined Test Force/Arnold Engineering Development Complex

9:15 AM
Long Term Stability and Repeatability of Calibration Sources and Interceptor Sensor Performance in the AEDC 10V Chamber Test Facility
Randy Nicholson, Kimberly Mead, James Rogers – QuantiTech, Inc.; Sidney Steely, Heard Lowry – National Aerospace Solutions (NAS); David Schwer, John Claybrook – Space and Missiles Combined Test Force/Arnold Engineering Development Complex

Section 3 SECRET//NOFORN

Attendance at Section 3 is restricted to those who hold Secret or higher security clearances.

10:05 AM
Lessons Learned from an LED-Based Calibrator
Carey Cates, Troy Wenski – Lockheed Martin Space

10:35AM
Dspike_WB
Ali Ghafourian – USU/Space Dynamics Laboratory

11:05 PM
Development and Characterization of a Blue-Enhanced Radiometric Calibration Source
Kristen Vogelhuber Lemke – USU/Space Dynamics Laboratory; Karin Fulford – USRA Summer Scholar & COSMIAC; Radley Serafico, Benjamin Worker, Willa Inbody, Jeannette Van den Bosch, Russell Cooper, Stephanie Schieffer – Air Force Research Laboratory; Dalton Turpin – USRA Summer Scholar; Ronald Lockwood – MIT Lincoln Laboratory

11:35 PM
Results of On-Orbit Non-Uniformity Correction on Advanced Sensor Data
Randall Bostick – National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)

12:05 PM
Line of Sight Calibration for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS)
Tom Fitzgerald – University of Dayton Research Institute

Section 4 TOP SECRET//SI/TK

Attendance at Section 4 is restricted to those who hold TOP SECRET//SI/TK security clearances.

1:35 PM
Introduction to Overhead Sensor Products: Importance and Impact of Calibration
Randall Bostick – National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)

2:05 PM
Stray Light and Artifact Removal in Operational Processing
Jim Grigsby, Scott Phillips – Ball Aerospace and NASIC/GSP

2:35 PM
Bias Removal and Tracking of an Extremely Interesting Event
Jim Grigsby – Ball Aerospace and NASIC/GSP

3:05 PM
Presentation TBD

The Utah State University Research Foundation/Space Dynamics Laboratory supports the office of the Secretary of Defense position that “Need-to-Know” determinations are made by the organization disclosing classified information.