Direct Detection Ladar Pulse Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-13-C-0164
Agency Tracking Number: F121-108-0744
Amount: $748,543.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-108
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
20271 Goldenrod Lane, Suite 2008, Germantown, MD, -
DUNS: 008171329
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Babst
 (301) 977-5970
Business Contact
 Michael Babst
Title: President
Phone: (301) 977-5970
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop a flexible, modular ladar processing architecture and advanced algorithms suitable for direct digital processing of high-bandwidth ladar pulses using ultra-high speed, real-time signal processing. The primary applications for this technology require highly accurate individual pulse measurements with limited ability to improve detection statistics over multiple pulses. The direct detection ladar systems of interest utilize pulse repetition rates of 10-35kHz and have pulse widths of less than 10ns. The architecture will be used to develop an advanced Ladar Pulse Analyzer (LPA) that will perform highly accurate pulse measurements, including intensity, arrival time and pulse width. An advanced Ladar Scene Generator (LSG) will also be developed with the capability to generate high-bandwidth pulse waveforms with programmable intensity, time of arrival, duration, and shape for use in testing the LPA. BENEFIT: Direct Detection LADAR technology is a utilized in a wide range of critical government and commercial applications including 3-D imaging, aerial mapping, weapons seekers, ISR, EW and navigation systems, atmospheric study, and ground transportation.

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