NGA to host Spectrum presolicitation conference
On October 31, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) posted information about the presolicitation conference for the Spectrum procurement. Activities are scheduled for November 19at the Air Force Research Lab in Dayton, Ohio. Questions should be submitted by 12:00 p.m. Central on November 7, and the registration deadline is 12:00 p.m. Central on November 7.
The Spectrum program is responsible for delivering a material database system that contains surface reflectance spectra, Bi-Directional Reflectance Distribution Functions (BRDF), thermal, and electrornagnetic properties of materials. Spectrum is a key component to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) requirement to deliver non-literal exploitation capabilities to the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and to the Allied System for GEOINT (ASG) through the development of technologically-advanced models and the measurement of material signatures.
The Spectrum program is in part a continuation of the Materials Measurement Program conducted under the previous NEFDS contract. The NEFDB is a central repository for high-quality data and parameters related to the optical, thermal, and electromagnetic properties of various material samples. Also included are statistical quantities relating to the measurement error and material variability. The NEFDS software provides a series of exploitation algorithms for calculation of parameters necessary for spectroradiometric exploitation, including aperture radiance, bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF), as well as thermal and electromagnetic bulk properties. These algorithms were initially developed as models under the NEEDS contract.
The Spectrum program involves material measurements, weathering and contamination studies, Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) model development, uncertainty analysis, algorithm development, and material spectral analysis and taxonomy. In addition, the program will become the curator and integrator of an Intelligence Community (IC)-wide spectral database.
Full information is available here.