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Ladar Algorithm for Lethal Objects (LALO)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69489
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-013-0586
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AERO OPTICS, INC.
655 Deep Valley Drive Suite 335 Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Ladar Algorithm for Lethal Objects (LALO)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N00178-04-C-3072
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced interceptor seekers with active ladar systems offer enhanced capabilities for target acquisition, discrimination, tracking, and targeting of a lethal object within a ballistic missile threat train including off-nominal threats and countermeasures. Full exploitation of these capabilities requires robust ladar algorithms to enhance seeker decision functions that include far-range ladar cuing, target acquisition/tracking, optimum handover, enhanced discrimination, aimpoint selection, and end game countermeasure mitigation. Algorithms are required to support laser augmentation of multiband passive sensors including non-coherent/coherent systems and active/passive fusion for improved seeker performance including mitigation of diffuse-scattering and laser-speckle effects. The proposed investigation will evaluate competing seeker/algorithm concepts through end-to-end dynamic simulation of a ballistic missile threat train as perceived over time by the interceptor seeker. The simulation will include the position/orientation dynamics and passive/active signatures of lethal/non-lethal objects and the associated seeker/algorithm response for acquisition, discrimination, tracking, and targeting of the lethal object. The investigation will consider realistic threat ensembles, deployment sequences, and background conditions to ensure algorithm robustness.

Principal Investigator:

G. N. Freeman
Principal Investigator
3105411933
gnf@aero-optics.com

Business Contact:

G. N. Freeman
President
3105411933
gnf@aero-optics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AERO OPTICS, INC.
655 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 335 Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274

EIN/Tax ID: 930947556
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No