Active Sensor Materials and Process Technology Innovations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-10-P-0053
Agency Tracking Number: B093-011-0298
Amount: $98,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-011
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-10-30
Small Business Information
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Mathason
 Sr. Scientist
 (703) 471-7671
Business Contact
 Ralph Burnham
Title: Sr. Vice President
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Research Institution
We propose novel, more compact and inexpensive active sensors designed to operate interactively with passive IR seekers to provide enhanced performance in a number of important missile defense scenarios. We have identified a new approach to laser radar (ladar) design that exploits emerging monolithic laser concepts to produce a highly integrated, easily manufactured ladar components designed for integration into existing or planned sensor suites. Central to our approach is a multiwave transmitter with output wavelengths ranging from one to four microns in the near and mid infrared spectrum. The output of this transmitter can enable multiple active functions using detector/receiver components common to passive seeker systems.

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