Advanced LADAR Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-10-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: B083-051-0332
Amount: $999,907.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-051
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Tau Technologies LLC
PO Box 9334, Albuquerque, NM, 87119
DUNS: 176086952
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gregg Crockett
 Senior Scientist
 (505) 244-1222
 gregg.crockett@tautechnologies.com
Business Contact
 J. Kelly
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (505) 244-1222
Email: jj.kelly@tautechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) addresses simulation modeling of optical Laser Radar (LADAR) systems. Because of the tremendous wavelength advantages provided by modern LADAR systems over conventional RADAR technologies, more advanced directed energy (DE) and surveillance systems are beginning to incorporate laser based active imaging and ranging technologies. There is a need to evaluate potential performance trade-offs between different Laser Ranger system concepts for the next generation Active Ranging System (ARS) on the ABL. The ARS has a requirement to measure the trajectory state vector (position, velocity, and perhaps acceleration), missile hardbody size (particularly length because it helps classify missile type), and plume characteristics for boosting threat missiles, at long ranges through the atmosphere. The program office needs a simulation capability to independently analyze, during the procurement evaluation process, the predicted performance of proposed ARS system designs based on the prospective contractor specifications.

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