EO Scanned Micro-LADAR

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CG11P
Agency Tracking Number: 125689
Amount: $124,328.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics, Inc.
4865 East 41st Avenue, Denver, CO, 80216-4401
DUNS: 112697136
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Davis
 VP Technology
 (303) 296-6766
 davis@vescent.com
Business Contact
 Scott Rommel
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 296-6766
Email: rommel@vescent.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
In this SBIR program we will develop, design and build new scanning based micro-ladar sensors with unprecedented small size, weight, and power (SWaP), thereby enabling scanning ladar deployment on previously inaccessible platforms such as satellites. The system will range out to > 1 km, have high frame rates, high resolution (up to 1000 x 1000), high range accuracy (< 15 cm), weigh only tens of grams, be constructed from space deployable technologies with no-moving parts. The enabling technology for the proposed Micro-LADAR system is a combination of two new electro-optic laser scanning technologies: high speed refractive continuous scanners with a 60°×15° field of view (FOV) and diffractive-waveplate discrete or step-wise scanners to boost the total FOV up to 120°×120°. The results will be a very low-power, long-life (no moving parts), radiation hard, micro-LADAR.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government