Multimode, Laser Radar for High-Confidence Identification in Air Force Targeting and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Missions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-1560
Agency Tracking Number: F083-149-2299
Amount: $99,660.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-149
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Sheet Dynamics, Limited
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Shelley
 Principal
 (513) 631-0579
 sshelley@sdltd.com
Business Contact
 Stuart Shelley
Title: Principal
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Email: sshelley@sdltd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An innovative approach is proposed to extend traditional 3D ranging Ladar sensors to simultaneously acquiring vibrometry information. The sensor will also have the capacity to acquire polarimetric and spectral data. The combination of these modes of Ladar data will result in a multimode Ladar hardware sensor. Such a multimode sensor can provide independent features, the fusion of which in an ATR system can increase confidence and reliability compared to current systems. ATR system performance of the designed multimode Ladar sensor design will be evaluated. BENEFIT: Developing a multimode Ladar system would provide numerous opportunities to enhance ATR algorithms in other divisions of the Air Force and Department of Defense as well a numerous commercial and industrial applications.

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