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Non-Mechanical LADAR for Improving The Helicopter Pilot's Situational …

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87727
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-138-0914
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Non-Mechanical LADAR for Improving The Helicopter Pilot's Situational Awareness in Reduced Visual Cue Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0442
Award Amount: $79,967.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed non-mechanical LADAR imagers based on its patented array technology. Flash LADAR Video Cameras (FLVC) output 128x128 3D point clouds at video rates. The LADAR sensing that ASC has been pursuing is directly in-line with the approach and form-factor needed to enable helicopter landing in reduced visibility. The proposed effort will leverage the current development work ASC has ongoing with iRobot and NASA, with a focus on producing a helicopter mounted 3D LADAR system for Brown-Out. Phase I will produce the models, requirements and preliminary design concepts to produce a robust Phase II prototype. In Phase II ASC will develop a prototype LADAR sensor that will scalable and robust. This compact lightweight sensor will be suitable for demonstration on a helicopter. The sensor will provide real-time point clouds with refresh rates up to 20 Hz. The laser will be eye-safe(1.57um) and require no scanning.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley Short
Project Manager
8059663331
bshort@asc3d.com

Business Contact:

Roger Stettner
President
8059663331
rstettner@asc3d.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS, INC.
135 E. Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

EIN/Tax ID: 770149982
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No