Miniature Laser Designator for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-11-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number: N101-017-1723
Amount: $749,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-017
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA, -
DUNS: 362223463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Short
 Project Manager
 (805) 966-3331
 bshort@asc3d.com
Business Contact
 Roger Stettner
Title: President
Phone: (805) 966-3331
Email: Rstettner@asc3d.com
Research Institution
 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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