Streak Tube Imaging LIDAR Aimpoint Selection (STILAPS) Missile 3-D Targetting Sensor
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ARETE ASSOC. (Currently ARETE ASSOCIATES)
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
AbstractThe objective of this program is to create a sensor system design utilizing Micro Electro-Mechanical Machine Systems (MEMS) Beam Steering Mirror Arrays and leverage the Streak Tube Imaging LIDAR (STIL) demonstrated previously by Aret¿ . Addition of a MEMSbeam steering array to the STIL technology will provide a low cost high accuracy 3d Imaging solution that meets the required to 2pi Steradian coverage at 1 kHz for a light-in-flight missile guidance system providing target detection and orientationdetermination specifically for aim point selection.Major Benefits of the STILAPS system as it applies to fuzing applications by providing exact orientation of the weapon relative to the surface of the target for terminal attitude sensing and aim point selection are as follows:¿ Dual Channel imaging for Detection and Characterization¿ Camouflage and Canopy Penetration capability¿ Haze and aerosol penetration capability¿ High resolution, 4m GSD over 2pi sr¿ 1m GSD over 0.62 sr within 2pi sr¿ Accurate range determination, 0.07m rms @ 4m GSD, 0.018m rms @ 1m GSD¿ Range Depth is adjustable in flight, with rDepth of 400m for the Detection Channel and 100m for the Characterization Channel¿ High Coverage Rates, 2p sr at 1kHz with laser PRF of 59 kHzThe STIL is an integral part of Aret¿'s current business base and implementation of this technology. Adding the ability to scan an area utilizing the MEMS mirror array beam steering approach will allow introduction of the STIL into a host of additionalcommercial and DoD markets. Aret¿ is actively investigating surface measurement and inspection markets, medical imaging as well as supporting DoD markets in the missile seeker and space based imaging markets. All of these applications will benefitdirectly from knowledge gained from the STILAPS initiative.
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