Low-Cost High-Power Laser Designator/Rangefinder for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-04-P-0283
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0280
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NP PHOTONICS, INC.
UA S&T Park, 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120, Tucson, AZ, 85747
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
014750785
Principal Investigator:
Jihong Geng
Senior Scientist
(520) 799-7441
geng@npphotonics.com
Business Contact:
James Fountain
Director, Contract Admini
(520) 799-7424
fountain@npphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a small form factor, high-power long-range laser designator/rangefinder for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms using an NP's proprietary technology, a compact high-powernarrow-linewidth fiber laser. The laser designator/rangefinder is based on coherent frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) reflectometry. This proposed approach promises a very long-range (hundreds kilometers) laser designator/rangefinder with lots ofadvantages over most commercial laser rangefinders based on pulsed lasers, including extremely small beam divergence, very high dynamic range and sensitivity, eye-safety, compactness, ruggedness, and mounting flexibility.

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