EO/IR Sensor Integration/Fusion for Target Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26509
Amount: $96,075.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Pacific-sierra Research Corp
2901 28th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald S. Bird
 (310) 314-2386
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PSR proposes to develop, fabricate and deliver one rugged protoytpe identification friend or foe (IFF) system for combat platforms and individual weapons sytem. The system consists of the transceiver/transponder units for shooter/victim, respectively; operating instructions; schematics; parts lists and troubleshooting guide. The IFF system proposed can be interrogated by laser pulses or by a covert (spread spectrum) RF "request to transpond". The low probability of intercept, encrypted communication system makes extensive use of low cost, highly reliable, commercially available components. A precision interrogation option commences with a designation laser pulse (one only), followed by a DES-encrypted (or non-encrypted, as commanded) RF message. The transponder is alerted by the single laser pulse, and awaits the RF message at a specified time delay. Receiving the proper message, the "Victim" operator is alerted to the operation. Meanwhile, the message is valiadated and answered with a message containing extensive information about the Victim, such as time, vehicle number and location. Upon receiving this message, the interrogator validates the reply, signals a Don't Fire to the Shooter, and sends another RF message containing at least the recognition of the Victim as a Friend. The Victim operator gets a signal that he has been safely identified as a Friend.

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