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Non-Mechanical Scanning LADAR for Enhanced Spacecraft Survivability

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Suite B Ventura, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Non-Mechanical Scanning LADAR for Enhanced Spacecraft Survivability
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7505
Award Amount: $99,997.00


Aerius Photonics proposes to develop a compact light-weight non-mechanical scanning LADAR for enhanced spacecraft survivability. This new technology will be used to detect and track natural and manmade physical threats to spacecraft. Such detection and tracking will allow the spacecraft to respond to a changing situation in order to improve its survivability. The technology will enable a wide field of view and be able to build 3D images of threats. In Phase I, Aerius will provide a system study to include the tradeoffs and operating ranges of several proposed techniques. Aerius will demonstrate scanning and ranging with a high gain receiver. Further tests will determine the radiation hardness for space operations of critical components. In Phase II, Aerius will design and deliver prototype devices, evaluate their performance, long term stress tests and radiation hardness tests.

Principal Investigator:

Todd Meyrath
Research Scientist
(805) 642-4645

Business Contact:

John Baumann
Chief Financial Officer
(805) 642-4645
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Ventura, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 200992331
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No