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Holographic Polarimetric Laser Radar for Surveillance and Discrimination

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82398
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-157-0426
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SALVADOR IMAGING, INC.
4815 LIST DR., Suite 104 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Holographic Polarimetric Laser Radar for Surveillance and Discrimination
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0145
Award Amount: $69,798.00
 

Abstract:

In order to protect soldiers in modern combat situations, there is growing interest in utilizing unmanned vehicles where possible. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV's) must navigate reliably in a variety of complex environments giving rise to the need for miniaturized, low cost LADAR which can provide accurate ranging data. Several LADAR solutions exist which are compatible with larger Unmanned Ground Vehicles, but most of these technologies cannot readily be transferred to miniaturized platforms. Salvador Imaging proposes the development of a 2"x2.2"x3.5" flash LADAR system which provides precise snapshots of 3-D data at an update rate of up to 100 frames per second. Unlike scanning LADAR approaches, the entire data set for each range image is captured simultaneously. Thus, artifact from target or platform motion is eliminated. The proposed solution will provide robust navigation and obstacle avoidance for vehicles which must be agile enough to effectively maneuver in modern tactical environments. The proposed system has the added advantage that, in addition to providing range information, imaging polarimetry data is simultaneously available to significantly increase the performance of automated target identification algorithms and reducing false alarms.

Principal Investigator:

David W. Gardner
Principal Investigator
7195986006
dgardner@salvadorimaging.com

Business Contact:

David W. Gardner
Principal Investigator
7195986006
dgardner@salvadorimaging.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SALVADOR IMAGING, INC.
4815 LIST DR., Suite 104 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919

EIN/Tax ID: 201616676
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No