Frequency Based SAL Seeker

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91260-09-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: A083-195-0419
Amount: $69,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-195
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
6800 Burleson Road, Building 320, Austin, TX, 78744
DUNS: 161214242
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Sallee
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 479-7732
 pi@spec.com
Business Contact
 Adrian Stechnij
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Email: contracts@spec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a frequency based Semi Active Laser (SAL) seeker. Using a ROIC architecture, originally LADAR based, that allows capturing the temporal waveform of the received signal and combining this with a pulse code tracker, allows frequency domain discrimination of spill over designator illumination, foliage pre-target hits, smoke illumination and countermeasures. Tracking countermeasure jammers in the frequency domain allows determination of which designator returns are distorted with jammer pulses, eliminating missile pull off, by ignoring these returns. This discrimination capability can be further enhanced by using a small field of view sensor array, combined with a large field of regard tracker. This allows tight cross range pixels to be correlated temporally, allowing further discrimination of pre-hit and over spill targets, as well as countermeasure sources. This gives a 3D picture of where the designator beam is reflecting from and where countermeasure illumination is being received from.

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