COHERENT LASER RADAR MONOPULSE TRACKER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15614
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Autonomous Technologies Corp.o
520 N Semoran Blvd Suite 18, Orlando, FL, 32807
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R Frey
Principal Investigator
(407) 282-1262
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION IS DEVELOPING A TECHNIQUE FOR MAKING HIGHLY ACCURATE ANGLE MEASUREMENTS USING A NEW APPROACH TO PROCESSING MONOPULSE HETERODYNE LASER RADAR SIGNALS. THE ADVANTAGE OVER CURRENT MONOPULSE SIGNAL PROCESSING CONCEPTS IS THAT THE EFFECTS OF LASER SPECKLE ARE DECOUPLED FROM THE ANGLE MEASUREMENT. PHASE I CONSISTED OF BOTH ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION WHICH PRODUCED A FOUNDATION OF UNDERSTANDING FOR PHASE II. THE ANGLE ESTIMATION ALGORITHM WHICH IS BEING DEVELOPED, BASED ON MEASUREMENTS TO BE CONDUCTED DURING PHASE II, WILL PROCESS BOTH THE RELATIVE AMPLITUDE AND RELATIVE PHASE OF THE RETURN SIGNAL FOR ADJACENT DETECTOR CHANNELS. THE TECHNOLOGY WHICH IS BEING DEVELOPED MAY BE APPLIED TO APPLICATIONS AS DIVERSE AS STRATEGIC TARGET WEAPONS SYSTEM FIRE CONTROL AND TRACKING THE RANDOM, INVOLUNTARY MOTIONS OF EYES FOR EXAMINATION AND SURGICAL APPLICATIONS.

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