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Handheld Laser Designator (HandLD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-20-P-0034
Agency Tracking Number: A201-052-1321
Amount: $111,499.99
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A20-052
Solicitation Number: 20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-06-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-27
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855-2814
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Rich Leblanc
 (301) 795-2702
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution

Designation at long ranges is typically restricted to non-moving targets with the designator mounted on a stable platform, adding weight and limiting the scenarios where designation can be used. For handheld operation, user jitter significantly limits the range that can be achieved, and moving targets require the user to precisely pan and tilt the designator to maintain energy on the target. While relatively simple image stabilization techniques will neutralize hand jitter, reliable target detection and laser spot imaging are needed to maintain an aimpoint on a moving target. To address this critical need, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop the Handheld Laser Designator (HandLD).  The key innovations of the proposed effort are the development of laser steering techniques together with a mature and efficient control algorithm and processing hardware.

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