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Threat Assessment Sensor Suite (TASS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0089
Agency Tracking Number: F103-088-0276
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-088
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-02-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
130 Knowles Drive Suite A
Los Gatos, CA -
United States
DUNS: 963612697
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jim Coward
 Chief Executive Officer
 (415) 977-0553
 j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Andrea Singewald
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (970) 921-3401
Email: a.singewald@saphotonics.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: SA Photonics is pleased to propose the SENTRY threat awareness system. The system integrates the active and passive sensor subsystems we have developed over a wide range of programs. The active sensor combines a high performance fiber optic source with high sensitivity coherent detection and micro-radian optical beamsteering. The passive sensor exploits our experience in high sensitivity visible and IR systems for night vision products. The integrated system results in a long range active sensor for characterization coupled with the passive sensors for object detection with a package weight with low weight and power consumption. BENEFIT: The SENTRY system will allow long range detection and characterization of space objects in a very small and lightweight package. As"space junk"increases in desirable orbits, the detection of objects will be critical to protect the vehicles.

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