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Conformal Coherent Optical Sensor

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Freedom Photonics LLC
90 Arnold Place Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Conformal Coherent Optical Sensor
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1458
Award Amount: $149,998.00


ABSTRACT: Currently, typical LIDAR (Laser RADAR) systems single-aperture is limited by the size and weight of the necessarily large optical aperture. During targeting the camera/imager is quickly extended and then retracted to minimize the time the LO of the aircraft is impacted. In a distributed aperture system, several receiver sub-apertures may be combined to form an effective single larger aperture, with a resolution determined by the size of the effective aperture rather than the sub-apertures. In this work, a highly integrated photonic circuit is proposed to realize a low SWAP distributed aperture system. BENEFIT: This work will significantly reduce the SWAP and allow for sensors that are conformal to an airframe. Coherent receivers have many commercial applications for high bandwidth telecom applications.

Principal Investigator:

Milan Mashanovitch
(805) 277-3031

Business Contact:

Milan Mashanovitch
(805) 277-3031
Small Business Information at Submission:

Freedom Photonics LLC
90 Arnold Place Suite D Santa Barbara, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 202578468
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No