The Development of a Laser Focal Plane Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,996.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
18636
Agency Tracking Number:
18636
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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