Aimpoint Maintenance of Ground Targets by Airborne Laser Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-14-M-0058
Agency Tracking Number: F131-014-2352
Amount: $149,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solitcitation Year: 2013
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF131-014
Solitcitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Tempest Technologies
Suite 506, 8939 South Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, -
Duns: 036255409
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yun Wang
 Vice President
 (310) 216-1677
 yun.wang@tempest-tech.com
Business Contact
 Ben Fitzpatrick
Title: President
Phone: (310) 216-1677
Email: fitzpatrick@tempest-tech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: Laser-based directed energy systems are often identified as being game-changing technologies in advancing the mission of the Air Force. Precision efforts, minimal collateral damage, rapid response, and nearly unlimited ammunition are compelling advantages to laser weapon systems. Among the primary challenges to development and deployment is beam control, identified in the 2007 report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Directed Energy Weapons and the more recent 2010 US Air Force Chief Scientist"s Report on Technology Horizons as a necessary focus for science and technology research. This Phase I proposal offers a robust system for simultaneous tracking and aimpoint maintenance in advanced laser weapons systems. BENEFIT: Potential commercial applications will be of a military nature, as the effort proposed herein is heavily focused toward advancing strategic and tactical laser system capabilities. Military applications such as target locating and unmanned vehicle guidance will benefit from tracking and aimpoint maintenance algorithms developed herein.

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