Development of a Staring Underwater Laser Radar Receiver

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,985.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18636
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Scientific Concepts,
2441 Foothill Lane, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Roger Stettner, Ph.d.
(805) 966-3331
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal describes an innovative and proprietary multiple detector focal plane assembly (FPA) designed to be used for high resolution 3 dimensional imaging (staring) underwater laser radar. This FPA design has the fallowing characteristics: - Can be used to determine the time-of-arrival of a laser pulse at each detector element in the array independent from the other detector elements in the array. - Depth resolution is better than 1/2 meter. - Very low noise and very high dynamic range, preliminary design has 12 bits dynamic range. - Preliminary design is for a 10 x 10 array but the number of detectors per array can definately be increased. - Very compact and low power. - All signals are fully digitized within the FPA. - Low cost in volume production. - Preliminary design has been modeled in PSPICE to confirm operating characteristics.

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