Low-Cost High-Power Laser Designator/Rangefinder for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Platforms
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DOD / NAVY
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a small form factor, high-power long-range laser designator/rangefinder for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms using an NP's proprietary technology, a compact high-powernarrow-linewidth fiber laser. The laser designator/rangefinder is based on coherent frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) reflectometry. This proposed approach promises a very long-range (hundreds kilometers) laser designator/rangefinder with lots ofadvantages over most commercial laser rangefinders based on pulsed lasers, including extremely small beam divergence, very high dynamic range and sensitivity, eye-safety, compactness, ruggedness, and mounting flexibility.
Small Business Information at Submission:
NP PHOTONICS, INC.
UA S&T Park, 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120 Tucson, AZ 85747
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