High Sensitivity, Sampling 3D LIDAR Imagers for SZ Mine Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0132
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-083-1903
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-083
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Voxtel Inc.
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 230, Beaverton, OR, 97005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124348652
Principal Investigator:
George Williams
President
(971) 223-5646
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Business Contact:
George Williams
President
(971) 223-5646
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
For detection and neutralization of mines and other threats in the surf zone (SZ), a 3D imaging system will be developed with higher resolution and greater sensitivity than contemporary designs. Using circuits proven on existing designs, the readout integrated circuits (ROIC) of a small-pixel-size LADAR focal plane array (FPA) will be developed. The ROIC will be capable of storing 40 samples per frame, with the temporal sampling rate programmable between 1/0.5 ns and 1/10 ns. A low-noise preamplifier proven to have exceptionally high dynamic range at GHz rates is included in the pixel design. Custom circuits are included to address signal overload from glint, allowing recovery within a fraction of a frame. Features to reduce the FPA’s power consumption are included. The ROIC will be designed in Phase I, and will be fabricated, integrated with detectors, and demonstrated in a LADAR camera in Phase II.

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