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Photonics, Optics and Lasers

Science and technology dealing with the transmission and manipulation of light

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The Military Imaging and Surveillance Technology (MIST) program seeks to develop a fundamentally new optical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability able to provide high-resolution 3-D images to locate and identify a target at much longer ranges than is possible with existing optical systems.
Free-space optics today requires a telescope, bulk lasers with mechanical beam-steering, detectors, and electronics. The Modular Optical Aperture Building Blocks (MOABB) program seeks to design all of these components into a single integrated device. In what would be deemed as the most complex electronic-photonic circuit ever fashioned, the program’s performers will work to create a wafer-scale system that is 100x smaller and lighter than conventional systems and can steer the optical beam 1,000x faster than mechanical components.
Program Manager
Mr. Stephen Griggs joined STO as a program manager in August 2016. Prior to his arrival at DARPA, he was vice president and senior program manager for Puritan Research Corporation. This is his second tour as a DARPA program manager, having served from 2002 to 2007 as a program manager in STO. His interests lie in the areas of military imaging and surveillance technologies including electro-optics, LIDAR/RADAR, communications, networks, and sensors. He has designed, built and fielded military radars and both optical and RF communication systems. He is an expert in optical sniper systems and tactical ballistics.