Miniature Laser Designator for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,995.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-11-C-0045
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-017-1723
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-017
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
135 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
362223463
Principal Investigator:
BradleyShort
Project Manager
(805) 966-3331
bshort@asc3d.com
Business Contact:
RogerStettner
President
(805) 966-3331
Rstettner@asc3d.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed 3D Flash LIDAR range finding cameras based on its patented 3D focal plane array (FPA) technology and is producing high powered compact diode pumped lasers. Flash LIDAR Cameras (FLC) are 3D vision systems that return range and intensity information for each pixel in the FPA simultaneously in real time. The 3D FPA will allow the laser designator to track the laser spot location and provide feedback to the tracking algorithm. In the Phase I effort ASC demonstrated a 40mJ pulsed lasers with a 10ns pulse and developed a system concept that uses the compact laser and a 3D FPA in a compact gimbal to track and designate targets from a UAV. In the Phase II effort ASC will design, fabricate and test a 30mJ 1.064 laser designator and tracking sensor that will fit into a light weight gimbal. The miniature laser and 3D sensor will be scalable so that it will meet size, weight and power (SWAP) goals for a phase III implementation into a UAV such as the Scan Eagle.

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