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Light Weight Coastal Topographic/ Bathymetric Charting System for Naval Unmanned Airborne Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0104
Agency Tracking Number: N101-089-1042b
Amount: $1,492,803.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-089
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-10-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-04-30
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 2607
Winnetka, CA 91396
United States
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Mercer
 Director, Mine Counter Measures
 (520) 770-6086
Business Contact
 Michael Onstott
Phone: (520) 770-6022
Research Institution

Aret Associates has developed and tested a compact lightweight lidar system for precision bathymetry and topography suitable for operation from a small tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. The Pushbroom Imaging Lidar for Littoral Surveillance (PILLS) provides precision hydrographic and terrain mapping, suitable for a variety of unmanned platforms. PILLS has no moving parts, completely eliminating the weight, size, power, and reliability issues associated with scanning lidar systems and cooled lasers. PILLS is an order of magnitude smaller, lighter, and requires a fraction of the power of current lidar systems on manned aircraft, while delivering comparable mapping performance from a small UAV. The subject of this Phase 2 SBIR is to adapt this existing system with an upgraded compact laser and perform the necessary development to operate the system in a high vibration and shock environment associated with ship launched and recovery unmanned aerial vehicles.

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