CONCEALED HELICOPTER SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$494,768.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15745
Agency Tracking Number:
15745
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Metro-laser (Currently METROLASER, INCORPORATED)
18006 Skypark Cir - #108, Irvine, CA, 92714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr James D Trolinger
Principal Investigator
(714) 553-0688
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP A LASER ACOUSTIC DOPPLER SENSOR (LADS), FOR DETECTING CONCEALED MILITARY HARDWARE, SUCH AS A HELICOPTER, HOVERING BEHIND AN OBSTRUCTION OR FLYING NAP OF THE EARTH. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE TECHNOLOGY OF LIDAR, PULSED LASERS, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING HAVE PRODUCED AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE FOR SOLVING THIS CRITICAL PROBLEM. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IS A LASER DOPPLER DETECTION AND RANGING SYSTEM THAT PROJECTS LIGHT FROM A PULSED LASER BY MEANS OF A CASSEGRAINEAN TELESCOPE TO A REGION NEAR THE SUSPECTED LOCATION OF CONCEALMENT. LIGHT FROM THE LASER UDERGOES SCATTERING AND ABSORPTION BY AIRBORNE PARTICLES AND GASES IN THE VICINITY OF THE MILITARY HARDWARE. THE LIGHT WHICH IS SCATTERED BACK TO THE SENDER CARRIES THE SIGNATURE OF THE HELICOPTER. A NOVEL SIGNAL PROCESSING PROCEDURE CAN IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PROCESS BY ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL EXAMINE SIGNATURES OF MILITARY HARDWARE ON THE BACKSCATTERED SIGNAL BOTH EXPERIMENTALLY AND ANALYTICALLY.

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