Laser Beamrider Optical Countermeasures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-03-M-0287
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1597
Amount: $69,625.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stanley Young
 Director of Applied Resea
 (512) 339-0031
Business Contact
 Ronald Gates
Title: President
Phone: (512) 339-0031
Research Institution
Today's military aircraft require protection against a new generation of laser beamrider (LBR) threats that are more capable and difficult to defeat. In many cases, high levels of disruptive Optical Countermeasures (OCM) jamming energy must be directed atthe LBR operator to temporarily dazzle his optical tracking system (human eye or EO camera/video) to prevent him from maintaining a steady lock and track on the target aircraft. We are proposing to develop a unique and innovative concept to meet theseprotection needs for DOD military aircraft from the LBR threat. Our LBR-OCM concept concentrates on using low cost high brightness expendables to disrupt or dazzle the LBR tracker (human or electro-optical). Our LBR-OCM expendable will be eye safe in itsintended use and deployment. The primary benefit of this work is to provide a low cost, robust countermeasure against laser beamrider threats to aircraft. Commercialization of the expendable technology will involve product development, marketing anddistribution of the system to three specific markets: military platform defense, antiterrorism and border surveillance, and civil defense. A primary candidate for commercialization of our LBR-OCM technology is for police SWAT and riot control teams toeffectively diffuse unruly mobs and accomplish surprise interdictions with minimal threats.

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