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
Award Id:
9056
Agency Tracking Number:
9056
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government