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AN ACTIVE OPTICAL SENSOR FOR ADVANCED MINE AND BARRIER SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
9120
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9120
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta, Inc.
23041 Avenida De La Carlota, Suite 325 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: AN ACTIVE OPTICAL SENSOR FOR ADVANCED MINE AND BARRIER SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $60,473.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A PLAN FOR DEVELOPING A LOW-COST, SIMPLE ACTIVE OPTICAL DETONATION SENSOR FOR ADVANCED MINE AND BARRIER SYSTEMS. DUBBED THE ACTIVE RANGING, TRACKING AND SIGNATURE SENSOR (ARTS), THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IS CAPABLE OF DETERMINING THE RANGE, VECTOR VELOCITY, AND GEOMETRIC PROFILE OF OBJECTS PASSING THROUGH ITS FIELD OF VIEW. IT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF RECENT ADVANCES IN OFF-THESHELF OPTICAL SCANNERS, SOLID-STATE LASER DIODES, OPTICAL DETECTORS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING COMPONENTS IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS EACH SENSOR TO BE BUILT FOR A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS WHEN FABRICATED IN LARGE QUANTITIES. ITS VERSATILITY, LOW COST, LOW POWER REQUIREMENTS, LOW WEIGHT, AND RELATIVE SIMPLICITY MAY MAKE IT THE SENSOR OF CHOICE FOR CERTAIN BARRIER AND MINE CONCEPTS OF THE FUTURE.

Principal Investigator:

Robert dillon
6178631060

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sparta Inc
21 Worthen Rd Lexington, MA 02173

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