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Miniature Stabilized Gimbal Laser Pointing System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-097-0768
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-097
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Ascendant Engineering Solutions LLC
12303 Technology Blvd. Suite 925 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Miniature Stabilized Gimbal Laser Pointing System
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8651-13-C-0022
Award Amount: $735,617.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Ascendant Engineering Solutions (AES) proposes to build upon the modeling and analysis and conceptual design effort from the execution of its Phase I contract to develop a flight-worthy form-fit-function Key Technology Demonstrator system during a Phase II contract. The primary objectives are to: 1) Precisely point and hold a laser spot on a target; 2) Safely control the laser beam to prevent collateral damage by providing real-time feedback of the laser spot location; and 3) Package a gimbal payload in small Tube Launched (TL) and Hand-Launched (HL) UAV gimbal configuration. The size of the TLUAV gimbal will be sub 5 inch diameter, and the HLUAV gimbal will be less than 3.5 inches in diameter. The successful completion of the Phase II baseline and option program will result in a technology demonstration system in which the novel precision laser pointing technology has been demonstrated in a from-fit-function gimbal on a manned aircraft. The Phase II program provides a low risk transition to a production design for both TLUAV and HLUAV platforms. BENEFIT: The transition of this precision laser pointing technology to Tube Launched and Hand-Launched UAV gimbals provides them with the new ability to both identify and designate targets for laser-guided ordinance. This removes the need for any soldiers on the ground performing this function. Other potential applications include ground-to-air and air-to-air laser communications for both military and commercial aviation industries.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Mooty
Project Engineer, Partner
(512) 744-1804
gmooty@aesaustin.com

Business Contact:

Mike Thering
Director, Managing Partne
(512) 744-1803
mthering@aesaustin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ascendant Engineering Solutions LLC
12303 Technology Blvd. Suite 925 Austin, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 202153334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No