LASER IMAGING RADAR SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$499,531.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9056
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert L Gustavson
(305) 298-1802
Business Contact:
() -
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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