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Fine Tracking and Aimpoint Maintenance for Phased Array High Energy Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-20-C-0074
Agency Tracking Number: A2-8051
Amount: $569,781.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-130
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-02-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-22
Small Business Information
1501 S. Sunset St. Suite C
Longmont, CO 80501
United States
DUNS: 079204036
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Buckner
 Chief Engineer
 (310) 435-5492
 aaron.buckner@guidestaroptical.com
Business Contact
 Aaron Buckner
Phone: (310) 435-5492
Email: aaron.buckner@guidestaroptical.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

In the Phase I effort, Guidestar developed a phased array fine tracking and aimpoint maintenance system concept and evaluated the performance using modeling and simulation. In the Phase II effort, Guidestar will focus on advancing the technology readiness level (TRL) of the phased array imaging solution to prepare it for field testing. Guidestar will develop and test a phased array imaging prototype in a laboratory setting. This prototype will initially be developed at low speeds to verify processing algorithms and hardware interfaces. Guidestar will develop a laboratory testing environment that will replicate imaging effects that the prototype will experience in relevant engagements. The laboratory testbed will represent the phased array imaging technique operating in relevant environments. Phase II testing will culminate in a real-time laboratory test using a cooperative target source. This real time laboratory testing will show that the imaging and processing system for the phased array imaging and tracking system is ready to transition to field testing.

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