Deeply Integrated GMTI Radar/EO/Laser Payload for MAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,800.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-09-C-S006
Award Id:
91946
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-086-2167
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
510 W 90 S, Salem, UT, 84653
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
626017854
Principal Investigator:
Logan Harris
CTO
(801) 769-0003
logan@imsar.com
Business Contact:
Adam Robertson
Program Manager
(801) 769-0001
adamr@imsar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A major problem faced by our warfighters utilizing a Micro Air Vehicle is its limited capability to sense combatants under non-optimal environmental conditions. The other issue is that once a combatant is identified the warfighter must personally engage the combatant exposing the warfighter to enemy fighter. The main obstacle of providing a full sensor payload package on a MAV is that the entire sensing payload has to weigh in the order of 1.5 pounds and has to fit in the turret and payload bay. The only way to accomplish this feat is to deeply integrate the payload. ImSAR, the developer of the world's smallest SAR, and Aerius Photonics, the creator of the world's smallest laser range finder, have partnered for this project to deeply integrate the GMTI radar, camera and laser system on as many levels as possible. To quickly push the limits of how far can current technology go ImSAR/Aerius will go beyond modeling and simulation create a prototype payload package that combines GMTI radar, EO camera and laser range finder in a package that weighs less than two and half pounds.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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