Non-Mechanical Scanning LADAR for Enhanced Spacecraft Survivability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7505
Agency Tracking Number: B103-035-0273
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-035
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Ventura, CA, -
DUNS: 145925520
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Todd Meyrath
 Research Scientist
 (805) 642-4645
 meyrath@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact
 John Baumann
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Email: baumann@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Aerius Photonics proposes to develop a compact light-weight non-mechanical scanning LADAR for enhanced spacecraft survivability. This new technology will be used to detect and track natural and manmade physical threats to spacecraft. Such detection and tracking will allow the spacecraft to respond to a changing situation in order to improve its survivability. The technology will enable a wide field of view and be able to build 3D images of threats. In Phase I, Aerius will provide a system study to include the tradeoffs and operating ranges of several proposed techniques. Aerius will demonstrate scanning and ranging with a high gain receiver. Further tests will determine the radiation hardness for space operations of critical components. In Phase II, Aerius will design and deliver prototype devices, evaluate their performance, long term stress tests and radiation hardness tests.

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