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Multi-Function Laser Radar (LADAR) for Rotorcraft Brownout and Cable…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-137
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA 20171-4603
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Multi-Function Laser Radar (LADAR) for Rotorcraft Brownout and Cable Warning/Obstacle Avoidance
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1808
Award Amount: $99,942.00


A multi-function ladar architecture will be investigated which is capable of dynamically adapting to flight conditions. The transmitter used is a high-power fiber laser approaching the 10W level. Receiver technology will utilize legacy designs providing useful operation under DVE conditions. A novel wide FOV scanner will be used to provide obstacle and wire detection. Novel signal processing methods will be used to allow for operation at long range as well as under DVE. BENEFIT: USAF, Army, DOD and commercial users will benefit from the technology developed under this effort. A system capable of operation under DVE conditions that can also provide full-time obstacle and terrain avoidance will directly benefit users by allowing for safer operation under degraded flight conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Stevenson
Director of Program Development

Business Contact:

Guy Beaghler
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID: 541255705
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No