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
Amount:
$99,660.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-09-M-1560
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-149-2299
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SHEET DYNAMICS, LIMITED
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley
Principal
(513) 631-0579
sshelley@sdltd.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Shelley
Principal
(513) 631-0579
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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