EO/IR Sensor Integration/Fusion for Target Identification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$96,075.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
26509
Agency Tracking Number:
26509
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2901 28th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ronald S. Bird
(310) 314-2386
Business Contact:
() -
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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