The Air Force awarded a $23.6 million contract to San Diego-based Trex Enterprises Corp. for services related to military imaging surveillance technology.

The Pentagon gave few details about the program in an announcement.

“The objective of this program is to research and advance computational imaging techniques in support of beyond-the-diffraction-limit imaging,” said the Defense Department announcement. “These techniques will provide high-resolution imagery from available apertures and thus will support target identification missions at extended ranges supporting operations in denied environments.”

Work is expected to last until February 2015.

The Pentagon’s R&D agency, DARPA, put out the call for bidders on the project. DARPA stands for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

— SDBJ Staff Report