AN ACTIVE OPTICAL SENSOR FOR ADVANCED MINE AND BARRIER SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9120
Amount: $60,473.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta Inc
21 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA, 02173
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT DILLON
 (617) 863-1060
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A PLAN FOR DEVELOPING A LOW-COST, SIMPLE ACTIVE OPTICAL DETONATION SENSOR FOR ADVANCED MINE AND BARRIER SYSTEMS. DUBBED THE ACTIVE RANGING, TRACKING AND SIGNATURE SENSOR (ARTS), THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IS CAPABLE OF DETERMINING THE RANGE, VECTOR VELOCITY, AND GEOMETRIC PROFILE OF OBJECTS PASSING THROUGH ITS FIELD OF VIEW. IT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF RECENT ADVANCES IN OFF-THESHELF OPTICAL SCANNERS, SOLID-STATE LASER DIODES, OPTICAL DETECTORS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING COMPONENTS IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS EACH SENSOR TO BE BUILT FOR A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS WHEN FABRICATED IN LARGE QUANTITIES. ITS VERSATILITY, LOW COST, LOW POWER REQUIREMENTS, LOW WEIGHT, AND RELATIVE SIMPLICITY MAY MAKE IT THE SENSOR OF CHOICE FOR CERTAIN BARRIER AND MINE CONCEPTS OF THE FUTURE.

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