Optical Microwave Based Technology for IFF of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20630
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3350 Scott Boulevard,, Building 30, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. I.c. Chang
 (408) 748-0867
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
The program objective is to developand demonstrate a low cost, low probability of intercept (LPI) sensor technology for IFF of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Conventional approach using active microwave radars suffer from low angular resolution, high clutter, problem of electronic jamming and emitter observability which can be used by the enemy for homing or identification purpose. A laser radar (Ladar) approach is described. The technology needed for implementing the proposed ladar IFF system include fast beam steering device, widefield narrowband filter and coherent detection techniques. New concepts of optical preprocessing devices are proposed that will significantly enhance the performance of the IFF ladar system.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government