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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: A102-040-1838
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-040
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Ventura, CA, 93003
DUNS: 145925520
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Strand
 Principal Research Scient
 (805) 642-4645
 tstrand@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact
 John Baumann
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Email: 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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