Single Photon Counting 3D Lidar Receiver

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,672.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-02-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0202
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator
 Guy Beaghler
 President
 (703) 471-7671
 beaghler@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Jim Phillips
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: jphillips@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"This proposal addresses the need for a high-resolution 3-D imaging receiver subsystem, part of a direct detection laser radar (Ladar) used for BMD target discrimination and tracking. Currently, implementation of active Ladar sensors on exo-atmospherickinetic energy kill vehicles (EKVs) and spaceborne/aircraft precision deployment phase and midcourse observation platforms are impeded in part by the large size, weight and cost of the Ladar components. The proposed Ladar receiver electronics form a partof a high repetition-rate Ladar system that will provide a significant (up to an order-of-magnitude) saving in cost, volume, mass and power consumption when compared to currently proposed BMDO Ladar systems. When combined with a high repetition-rate lasertransmitter, this new receiver will enable deployment of Ladar sensors on miniature hit-to-kill interceptors and spaceborne/aircraft precision deployment phase and midcourse observation platforms. The high-resolution 3-D imaging receiver subsystem to bedeveloped under the proposed SBIR program has tremendous potential application in military sensing systems. The single photon detection based receiver can replace existing eyesafe laser target imaging systems on vehicles in all three services."

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