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Innovative Laser-based Cueing Technology for Space Protection Countermeasures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97212
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-066-0469
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-066
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SA Photonics
130A Knowles Dr. Los Gatos, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Innovative Laser-based Cueing Technology for Space Protection Countermeasures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0118
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

SA Photonics is pleased to propose the FALCON space situational awareness system (SSA). The system combines high sensitivity passive sensors with a high performance compact LIDAR. The combination allows long range detection of ASOs along with precision object range and range rate determination. The FALCON also incorporates SA Photonics advanced optical beamsteering that enables micro-radian pointing on millisecond time scales. The FALCON effort leverages SA Photonics Phase II and Phase III programs in LIDAR systems, precision beam steering, and advanced fiber laser sources to result in a small form factor solution. BENEFIT: FALCON will provide a compact form factor solution for the detection of ASOs. This will drive the acceptance of SSA/cueing systems onto DoD satellites. The FALCON architecture allows a high degree of flexibility enabling a large degree of "future proofing" as characteristics of objects of interest change.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Coward
CEO
4159770553
j.coward@saphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Andrea Singewald
CFO
9709213401
a.singewald@saphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SA Photonics
650 5th Street Suite 505 San Francisco, CA 94107

EIN/Tax ID: 611427995
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No