Hybrid Lidar-radar Receiver for Underwater Imaging Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,994.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0187
Award Id:
87502
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-032-0509
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator:
JamesCoward
President
(415) 977-0553
j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact:
MichaelBrowne
VP of Product Development
(408) 348-4426
m.browne@saphotonics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
SA Photonics is pleased to propose a program to develop a highly sensitive receiver for hybrid lidar-radar applications. The receiver, named MILOS_RX, incorporates precision time-of-flight and RF carrier phase measurement which are both critical in hybrid lidar-radar applications. The SA Photonics hybrid lidar-radar receiver leverages the coherent RF performance of the Modulated Imaging Laser Optical Source Transmitter (MILOS_TX) program (contract #: N68335-07-C-0920 ) which demonstrated phase locking to better than 1 ps. Leveraging the MILOS_TX technology will allow precision carrier phase measurement of the receive signal. The design allows for high accuracy processing on a single pulse or multiple pulses. Autonomous self calibration ensures extremely high temperature stability. Furthermore, the MILOS_RX will be co-packaged with the MILOS_TX resulting in extremely high size efficiency.

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