LASER IMAGING RADAR SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9056
Amount: $499,531.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert L Gustavson
 (305) 298-1802
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE INTENSITY, INTENSITY-GRADIENT, RANGE, AND RANGE GRADIENT MEASUREMENT CAPABILITIES OF LASER IMAGING RADAR SYSTEMS SHOULD PERMIT THE DETECTION, RECOGNITION, AND IDENTIFICATION OF VIRTUALLY ANY TUPE OF TARGET IF THERE IS AN ADEQUATE SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO. SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A COMPACT, HIGH-PERFORMANCE DIODE-LASER-BASED IMAGING RADAR SYSTEM SUITABLE AS A TARGET DISCRIMINATION SENSOR FOR SMART SUBMUNITIONS. THE KEY TECHNICAL OBJECTIVE OF THE EFFORT WILL BE OPTIMIZATION OF THE LASER-DIODE TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE SIGNAL-TO-NOISE. ENHANCING THE SYSTEM SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO BY MEANS OF NARROW OPTICAL BANDWIDTH OPERATION WILL BE EXPLORED. THIS WILL INVOLVE INJECTION LOCKING A PULSED DIODE LASER TO A CW LASER TO REDUCE THE 45 A LASER LINEWIDTH SO THAT IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH A 5 TO 10 A RECEIVER FILTER.

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