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EO/IR Sensor Integration/Fusion for Target Identification

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Pacific-sierra Research Corp.
2901 28th St Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: EO/IR Sensor Integration/Fusion for Target Identification
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $96,075.00


PSR proposes to develop, fabricate and deliver one rugged protoytpe identification friend or foe (IFF) system for combat platforms and individual weapons sytem. The system consists of the transceiver/transponder units for shooter/victim, respectively; operating instructions; schematics; parts lists and troubleshooting guide. The IFF system proposed can be interrogated by laser pulses or by a covert (spread spectrum) RF "request to transpond". The low probability of intercept, encrypted communication system makes extensive use of low cost, highly reliable, commercially available components. A precision interrogation option commences with a designation laser pulse (one only), followed by a DES-encrypted (or non-encrypted, as commanded) RF message. The transponder is alerted by the single laser pulse, and awaits the RF message at a specified time delay. Receiving the proper message, the "Victim" operator is alerted to the operation. Meanwhile, the message is valiadated and answered with a message containing extensive information about the Victim, such as time, vehicle number and location. Upon receiving this message, the interrogator validates the reply, signals a Don't Fire to the Shooter, and sends another RF message containing at least the recognition of the Victim as a Friend. The Victim operator gets a signal that he has been safely identified as a Friend.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald S. Bird

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Pacific-sierra Research Corp
2901 28th Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No