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CONCEALED HELICOPTER SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15745
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15745
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: CONCEALED HELICOPTER SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $494,768.00
 

Abstract:

THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP A LASER ACOUSTIC DOPPLER SENSOR (LADS), FOR DETECTING CONCEALED MILITARY HARDWARE, SUCH AS A HELICOPTER, HOVERING BEHIND AN OBSTRUCTION OR FLYING NAP OF THE EARTH. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE TECHNOLOGY OF LIDAR, PULSED LASERS, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING HAVE PRODUCED AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE FOR SOLVING THIS CRITICAL PROBLEM. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IS A LASER DOPPLER DETECTION AND RANGING SYSTEM THAT PROJECTS LIGHT FROM A PULSED LASER BY MEANS OF A CASSEGRAINEAN TELESCOPE TO A REGION NEAR THE SUSPECTED LOCATION OF CONCEALMENT. LIGHT FROM THE LASER UDERGOES SCATTERING AND ABSORPTION BY AIRBORNE PARTICLES AND GASES IN THE VICINITY OF THE MILITARY HARDWARE. THE LIGHT WHICH IS SCATTERED BACK TO THE SENDER CARRIES THE SIGNATURE OF THE HELICOPTER. A NOVEL SIGNAL PROCESSING PROCEDURE CAN IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PROCESS BY ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL EXAMINE SIGNATURES OF MILITARY HARDWARE ON THE BACKSCATTERED SIGNAL BOTH EXPERIMENTALLY AND ANALYTICALLY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr James D Trolinger
Principal Investigator
7145530688

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Metro-laser
18006 Skypark Cir - #108 Irvine, CA 92714

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