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Laser discrimination of unresolved space and airborne targets based on the…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72739
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-002-2792
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
P.O. Box 8383 Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Laser discrimination of unresolved space and airborne targets based on the effects of surface correlations on the backscattered state of polarization
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-05-M-0187
Award Amount: $99,937.00
 

Abstract:

Changes in the state of polarization of scattered laser radiation can be utilized to discriminate among targets according to surface microstructures on the wavelength scale. Newly-developed rigorous electromagnetic coherence theory is applied to the inverse problem of laser discrimination of unresolved space and airborne targets based on the effects of surface correlations on the backscattered state of polarization. Algorithms are developed to deal with speckle noise and the narrow spatial bandwidth characteristic of active ground-to-space and ground-to-air scenarios. Laboratory measurements are utilized to verify the theory and test the algorithms.

Principal Investigator:

Brian G. Hoover
Owner / Senior Scientist
5052509586
hoover@advanced-optical.com

Business Contact:

Malini H. Hoover
Owner / Manager
5052813266
malini@advanced-optical.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
P.O Box 8383 Albuquerque, NM 87198

EIN/Tax ID: 200820922
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No