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High-Probability Weatherproof Remote Search and Rescue Seeker

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC080053
Agency Tracking Number: 721090
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yunlu Zou
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address the HSARPA need for an innovative prototype system for real-time detection of human targets in seawater, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new automated High Probability Weatherproof Remote Search and Rescue Seeker (HiProWSer). This proposed system is based on a high-repetition-rate, pulsed, eye-safe laser, and will offer the capability to detect human targets on the sea surface with at least 90% probability, even during harsh weather conditions and at night. HiProWSer will not be seriously affected by aircraft speed or altitude. In Phase I POC will demonstrate the feasibility of HiProWSer with a robust, executable system design and integration approach, including testing and support plans and simulation results. In Phase II, POC plans to deliver a working prototype for laboratory testing, followed by airborne testing, to prove the concept. The HiProWSer is relatively simple, highly effective, reliable, and low cost. Because of its remote control capability, it could be designed for use on UAVs. The system can thus be employed not only by the Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, and Marines, but also has great commercial potential for law enforcement agencies and surveillance industries operating on the sea, rivers, and lakes.

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