Dec 23, 2015

Amendment 37: New Opportunity in A.47 Sustainable Land Imaging-Technology

The goals of the Sustainable Land Imaging-Technology (SLI-T) program are to research, develop, and demonstrate new measurement technologies that improve upon the Nation’s current land imaging capabilities while at the same time reducing the overall program cost for future SLI measurements.  The SLI-T program seeks to:

  • Reduce the risk, cost, size, volume, mass, and development time for the next generation SLI instruments, while still meeting or exceeding the current land imaging program capabilities;
  • Improve the temporal, spatial, and spectral resolution of SLI measurements; and
  • Enable new SLI measurements that can improve the program’s operational efficiency and reduce the overall costs of the Nation’s land imaging capabilities.

As discussed in more detail in Section 1.4, this program element requests proposals for technology development activities aimed specifically at: (1) demonstrating improved, innovative, full-instrument concepts for potential infusion into the architecture and design of future land imaging missions and (2) development and technical maturation at the component and/or breadboard-level of technologies that have long-term potential to significantly improve future land imaging instruments and systems through substantial architecture changes.

NOIs are requested by January 22, 2016, and proposals are due March 30, 2016.

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Robert Connerton at