USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Laser System for Active Tracking of a Launch Vehicle and Satellite

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52232
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011NM-1064
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 -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Laser System for Active Tracking of a Launch Vehicle and Satellite
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-01-C-0089
Award Amount: $99,904.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I proposal, we outline a plan to develop a novel phase-conjugate laser system capable of locking and tracking remote objects. The proposed system uses a pulsed laser with an intra-cavity four-wave mixing configuration. In this proposal, weoutline the operational principles of the system, showing how velocity and position of the target can be accurately measured. During Phase I, we will perform additional theoretical analysis, design a laboratory system, and demonstrate the key aspects ofthe tracking system. During Phase II we will scale the technology up for field demonstration.Optical systems can provide precise information on an object's location and velocity. The proposed system can significantly enhance the accuracy of existingradar-based tracking stations. Because of the increased measurement accuracy, measurements of satellites can be performed less frequently and with fewer tracking stations, thus saving on operational costs. In addition, the system could find applicationsin aircraft and missile tracking.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Markov
Sr. Scientist
9495530688
vmarkov@metrolaserinc.com

Business Contact:

James Trolinger
Vice President
9495530688
jtrolinger@metrolaserinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METROLASER, INC.
18010 Skypark Circle, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92614

EIN/Tax ID: 330584881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No