Multi-differential Optical Trigger Detection Lidar

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-09-C-S155
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-078-1826
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-078
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham
Photonic Technologist
(781) 935-1200
gburnham@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lamenzo
Contract Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
llamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Agiltron proposes a new multi-differential laser radar (MDLIDAR) optical trigger detection system. The design innovatively implements multiple stages of both optical hardware and image processing firmware filtering to reject background noise and clutter. The incorporated technologies include differentiations in polarization, spectra, time-domain, and space to achieve unsurpassed high detection sensitivity and low fault rate to detect and locate electro-optical (EO) devices. The MDLIDAR is upgraded from the Agiltron developed and demonstrated Dual Source Enemy Identification and Negation Lidar that detects the optical sensor, imaging optics and human eyes. The MDLIDAR expands the detection capability to include regular optics used in Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) active and passive infrared EO systems. The design is based on detecting a unique set of optical features of optical sensors that almost no environmental objects have all the properties although a few may be similar in one or two aspects. This system holds the promise of high sensitivity, large surveillance area, low cost, high reliability and the capability of differentiating EO devices from other possible strong scattering objects. The Phase I effort will conduct a proof-of-principle demonstration of this advanced technology and in Phase II will produce a full specification compliant working prototype.

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