ONE MICRON LASER DOPPLER RADAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$627,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
9059
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Richard J Wangler
 (305) 298-1802
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE HOMODYNE CHARACTERISTICS ARE BEING EVALUATED OF A BREADBOARD COHERENT ONE MICRON SOLID-STATE LASER IN A LASER RADAR (LADAR) CONFIGURATION OPERATION AGAINST LABORATORY MOVING (DOPPLER) TARGETS. THIS PROGRAM BUILDS UPON PREVIOUS WORK THAT DEMONSTRATED COHERENT BEAMSUMMATION IN WHICH TWO BREADBOARD DIODE PUMPED, RING STABILIZED, ONEMICRON LASERS WERE CONSTRUCTED. THIS PROGRAM ALSO IS UTILIZING COHERENT LASER RADAR INTERFEROMETER AND DOPPLER FREQUENCY DISCRIMINATOR DESIGNS. FROM THESE VARIOUS SUBASSEMBLIES, A COHERENT ONE MICRON LADAR IS BEING EVALUATED WITH TESTS BEING CONDUCTED TO INDICATE VELOCITY DISCRIMINATION CAPABILITY AND LIMITATIONS. FINALLY, A SYSTEMANALYSIS IS BEING CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LADAR APPROPRIATE FOR TRACKING AND DISCRIMINATION MEASUREMENTS. THIS LASER DOPPLER RADAR, WHEN SUCCESSFUL, WOULD HAVE APPLICATION AS A SPACE-BORNE OR TERRESTRIAL WIND SENSOR OR IN OTHER APPLICATIONS WHERE REMOTE, VERY ACCURATE VELOCITY MEASUREMENT IS REQUIRED.

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