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Modulated Pulsed Laser Sources for Imaging Lidars

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82567
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-036-1103
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Modulated Pulsed Laser Sources for Imaging Lidars
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0010
Award Amount: $749,810.00
 

Abstract:

A new approach in underwater Lidar (Light detection and ranging) imaging is being evaluated which should improve the contrast of submerged targets. The use of radio frequency modulation in underwater imaging applications has been suggested to discriminate against the volume backscatter clutter. Recent publications on this Hybrid Lidar-Radar (HLR) indicate that seawater behaves as a low-pass filter and therefore, if the Lidar output pulses are modulated at radio frequencies (500-1500 MHz), the effect of backscatter can be reduced, thereby improving target recognition and discrimination. In addition, it has been also shown that spatial effects of multiple forward scattering do not detrimentally affect the temporal characteristics of encoded data in a communications link. Hence the same HLR system is capable of not only identifying the threat, but also communicate to those in danger or those who can neutralize the threat.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Kimpel
Sr. Electrical Engineer
7034717671
fkimpel@fibertek.com

Business Contact:

Jim Phillips
Contracts Manager
7034717671
jphillips@fibertek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIBERTEK, INC.
510 Herndon Parkway Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID: 541255705
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No