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Advanced LADAR Modeling, Generalized Ladar Analysis Model (GLAM)

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Arete Associates
1550 Crystal Drive Suite 703 Arlington, VA 22202-4139
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Advanced LADAR Modeling, Generalized Ladar Analysis Model (GLAM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0085
Award Amount: $99,995.00


To counter emerging threats of theater ballistic missiles the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has sponsored the development of the Airborne Laser (ABL) system that will locate and track missiles in the boost phase of their flight, then accurately point and fire a high-energy laser, destroying enemy missiles near their launch areas. For the ABL system to meet the operational requirement of engaging multiple targets over the theater of operation the system must be capable of accurately tracking multiple targets simultaneously. The Active Ranging System (ARS) plays a critical role in achieving this capability by providing quick and accurate measurements of the missiles three-space position and velocity (six state vector) over time (track files). In this effort Aret, Associates will develop, verify, and/or improve components of the Aret,-developed Generalized Ladar Analysis Model (GLAM), a sophisticated ladar modeling tool which has been used to a great extent in other long-range ladar modeling and hardware development efforts at Aret,, including ABL's ARS. The components that will be developed and/or incorporated into GLAM will include aero-optical and atmospheric propagation models, detector models such as for coherent and direct detection, photon counting, Geiger-mode APDs and other state-of-the-art detectors. These ladar system models will be developed specifically to address the ABL operational scenario to compare the performance of various ladar approaches.

Principal Investigator:

James T. Murray
Corporate Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Gregory J. Fetzer
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P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No