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
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solitcitation 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
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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.

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