Ladar-Based Closed-Loop Fire Control System for Small-Diameter Weapons

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-11-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-040-1838
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-040
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Ventura, CA, 93003
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Strand
Principal Research Scient
(805) 642-4645
tstrand@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
John Baumann
Chief Financial Officer
(805) 642-4645
baumann@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aerius Photonics and our program partners propose to develop a closed-loop fire control system for small-diameter weapons that incorporates a flash ladar sensor into an existing ballistic-computing rifle sight sensor suite. The ladar sensor will use a burst of single ranging laser pulses to image the field of view and collect 3-D snapshots of the scene similar to a conventional camera and flash, hence the name FLASH ladar. The sensor-based ballistic computing rifle sight will provide an aimpoint for the initial shot based purely on ballistics calculations. The ladar system will then detect the trajectory of a fired projectile in order to calculate the miss distance and update the aimpoint for increased accuracy on subsequent shots. Aerius’ program team includes companies experienced with Ladar systems and ballistic-computing algorithms and fielded military weapon sights.

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