UAV-based mine detection using a short pulse, high repetition rate, multicolor laser transmitter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,939.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-05-C-3028
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-203-0303
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVR, INC.
910 Technology Blvd, Suite K, Bozeman, MT, 59718
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062674630
Principal Investigator:
Tony Roberts
Laser Physicist
(406) 522-0388
roberts@advr-inc.com
Business Contact:
Philip Battle
Vice President of Technology
(406) 522-0388
battle@advr-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of a UAV compatible lidar scanner/receiver for use with a high repetition rate, short pulse, multicolor laser transmitter. The system features an electro-optic beam scanner and a fiber optic receiver. The key innovation in this effort is a beam steering device without moving parts which offers high bandwidth, wide scan range, low loss, and high power handling capability. The receiver to be identified is a shaped, narrow field of view fiber optic receiver. The scanning/receiving system will be capable of detecting short (subnanosecond) pulses operating at high repetition rates (>> kHz) over multiple wavelengths optimized for detection in the Very Shallow Water littoral zone region. The compact, robust, energy efficient, multi-wavelength detection, long-life cycle capable scanning and receiver system proposed in this SBIR effort will be ideally suited for use in a UAV-based laser mine detection system as called for by the Navy ALMDS program.

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