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Miniature Long Range LADAR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-21-C-7120
Agency Tracking Number: B2-3023
Amount: $1,499,624.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA19-017
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-12-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-12-20
Small Business Information
4120 Commercial Center Dr Ste 500
Austin, TX 78744-1111
United States
DUNS: 161214242
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brad Sallee
 (512) 479-7732
Business Contact
 Natalie Welp
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Research Institution

Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a flight hardened, miniaturized Inverse Synthetic Aperture LADAR (ISAL) for ultra-high resolution in air and space. The proposed miniature ISAL system is a revolutionary advance in 3D range and cross range accuracy for detection of targets. Four (4) system design parameters (Target LADAR Cross Section, Closing Speeds, Aperture Size to Match Optical Window Dimensions, and High Resolution Imaging at Operational Ranges) were the principal factors in the detailed flow down and allocation of system, subsystem and component design requirements that formed the detailed system design of the innovative Miniature Inverse Synthetic Aperture LADAR (ISAL). The proposed miniature LADAR uniquely combines MDA mission requirements and constraints with proven cutting edge technology to form a comprehensive solution in terms of: aperture, target RCS, laser power, Doppler, transceiver, signal/image processing, and missile integration. The Miniature Long Range LADAR design is composed of two (2) hardened modules, which can be independently located in the missile body for ease of integration: 1) a small 5.44 x 5.57 x 5.54 inch module (with laser, transceiver and processing blocks); and 2) a tethered (pigtail connected) 5mm aperture scanner module with both field of view and field of regard scanning capabilities, optimally located with the missile’s optical window. The proposed Phase II prototype flight unit will be developed through an aggressive, streamline managed program under MDA direction and with our Phase II/III prime contractor partners, who are already actively collaborating with us on development of a multi-faceted commercialization roadmap and on future integration of the LADAR for current and planned space and missile systems. Approved for Public Release | 20-MDA-10643 (3 Dec 20)

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