A Polarimetric Imaging Streak Tube Lidar (PISTL)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$750,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DASG60-02-C-0081
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0917
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Assoc.
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Fetzer
 Corporate Senior Scientis
 (520) 571-8660
 gfetzer@arete-az.com
Business Contact
 John McLean
Title: Vice President
Phone: (520) 571-8660
Email: jmclean@arete-az.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Polarimetric imaging has proved useful in providing an additional discriminator in a number of active and passive sensors. In this Phase II SBIR proposal Aret¿ Associates describes a carefully constructed development and test effort that furtherdemonstrates the capabilities of the Polarimetric Imaging Streak Tube Lidar(PISTL). The system has been developed to provide target detection and identification in a number of applications key to the defense and security of the United States and its armedforces. In conjunction with cost sharing partners, the Office of Naval Research and Textron Systems in conjunction with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Aret¿ Associates will conduct airborne field tests of the breadboard system developed inPhase I and development and demonstration of a more rugged and compact brass-board version of PISTL. A key deliverable of the Phase II effort will be a government owned PISTL that can be deployed in later research programs. However, the variety ofapplications to be studied in Phase II, through data collection and analysis will assure significant advancement in the state-of-the-art of active polarimetric imaging for target detection and identification."

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