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Compact 3-D Intercept LADAR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
58713
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0743
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISIDYNE, INC.
99 S. Bedford St, Suite 103 Burlington, MA 01803-5145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Compact 3-D Intercept LADAR
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N0017803C1057
Award Amount: $749,755.00
 

Abstract:

Visidyne has demonstrated during Phase I, through modeling and analyses, that an imaging, scannerless LADAR (or 3-D imager) can be designed and built that is a viable sensor for the terminal phase guidance of kinetic energy weapons. The technique combinesan innovative mix of electro-optical and photonic technologies: a small, efficient high-power laser source, time coded for range, a unique focal plane array (FPA) that decodes the laser returns and fast pixel rate signal processing to recover simultaneousrange and intensity images. All component technologies were investigated and found to be sufficiently developed that construction of a prototype sensor is practical at this time. The proposed 3-D LADAR promises to provide a cost-effective imaging sensorthat can detect passive targets at relatively long range and over a wide field-of-regard. Bearing and range to the target as well as target aspect relative to the interceptor may be calculated from the 3-D image and the intensity image could possiblyobviate the need for a separate 2-D imaging sensor.

Principal Investigator:

Christian Trowbridge
Principal Investigator
7812732820
chris@visidyne.com

Business Contact:

John W. Bates
Treasurer
7812732820
bates@visidyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VISIDYNE, INC.
10 Corporate Place, South Bedford Street Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042453227
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No