FOPEN

AcronymDefinition
FOPENFoliage Penetration
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The predicted challenge of presenting TRACER to the Army at large is demystifying the notion that TRACER and FOPEN are only for foliage penetration.
In some ways, we are a victim of our own success since FOPEN stands for foliage penetration but does more than just foliage penetration; it can reveal various areas of interest that may be camouflaged or obstructed and has applicability in multiple areas of operation," said Dan Kuderna, chief, CERDEC Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate Radar and Combat Identification Division.
Another company involved in Fopen is SRC, formerly Syracuse Research Corporation.
Additional sensors may include FOPEN, Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and hyper-spectral intelligence (HSI) imaging sensors as niche capabilities.
This session will address GMTI concepts, wide-area search algorithms, interleaved "traditional" GMTI signal processing and SAR, FOPEN MTI, geolocation/calibration techniques for slow movers, CONOPS and integrated INU/GPS targeting concerns related to electronic attack and electronic protection will also be addressed.
SRC's Computing Architecture Helps Drive the Evolution of Predecessor FOPEN by Significantly Reducing Size, Weight and Power Consumption
Lockheed Martin's Robert Robinson, who heads the FOPEN program, said, "TRACER holds promise to not only address traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, but other current and emerging threats.
This session will address GMTI concepts; wide-area search algorithms; interleaved "traditional" GMTI signal processing and SAR; FOPEN MTI; geolocation/calibration techniques for slow movers; CONOPS; and integrated INU/GPS targeting.
This session will address GMTI concepts, wide-area-search algorithms, interleaved "traditional" GMTI signal processing and SAR, FOPEN MTI, geolocation/calibration techniques for slow movers, CONOPS and integrated INU/GPS targeting.
Nor does it indude new technology programs such as Automatic Target Recognition (ATR), anti-stealth, FOPEN and GPEN (Foliage Penetration and Ground Penetration, respectively), or mine detection.
X- or Ku-band signals will not penetrate the foliage very well, so FOPEN requires a separate radar, generally in the UHF band.
Michael Gamble, Power Spectra's president, said: "The Army wants to learn, as quickly as possible, what the real capabilities of the FOPEN radar are, and is also examining its use as a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).