Individual Soldier LADAR (ISL)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$148,938.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R098
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB2-0304
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB032-039
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
SYSTEMS & PROCESSES ENGINEERING CORP.(SP
101 West Sixth Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX, 78701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161214242
Principal Investigator:
Brad Sallee
Principal Engineer
(512) 479-7732
sallee@spec.com
Business Contact:
Jean Lang
Contracts Director
(512) 691-8181
lang@spec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Systems and Process Engineering Corporation (SPEC) will develop the Individual Soldier LADAR (ISL) which will use a proven high accuracy phase detected range circuit to determine range profiling to 1/8-inch accuracy. This circuit allows the ISL to operate as a Class I eye-safe device and still achieve the needed range. The ISL also utilizes ultra short pulse lengths, allowing improved signal to noise level, while still maintaining eye safety and low power dissipation. By carefully choosing the operating frequency of the ISL with respect to the other sensor suite frequencies of the Multispectral Adaptive Networked Tactical Imaging Sensor (MANTIS) system, the ISL output can be fused with the MANTIS sensors to provide sharp discrimination of plants, rocks, painted objects, and advanced camouflaged targets. A display of the three dimensional shape, not distorted by perceived shadows or patterns, allows targets to be easily interpreted. The ISL concept is based on the L-VAS (LADAR Vehicle Alignment System), which uses low cost thumb size LADAR¡¦s with 3mm range resolution yielding the ILS for individual soldier use with up to 3mm range resolution, .5km range, and a field of view up to 90,a at video imaging rates (30Hz).

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