Streak Tube Imaging Lidar for Naval Autonomous Vessel Survival (STIL-NAVS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$747,982.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-R142
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0316
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB031-022
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOCIATES
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator
 Lonnie Calmes
 Senior Systems Engineer
 (520) 571-8660
 lcalmes@arete.com
Business Contact
 Patrick Manzo
Title: Vice President
Phone: (520) 571-8660
Email: pmanzo@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
STIL-NAVS will use STIL (streak-tube imaging lidar) technology to produce accurate ocean wave field maps. In Phase II, Areté Associates will adapt an existing Areté breadboard sensor. STIL-NAVS is planned to image waves sampled at 36Hz and at a lateral distance of 50m to 150m from a mast height of 10m with a 532nm laser diverged over a field-of-view of 7 deg. In the first year base period, STIL-NAVS will image a single slice of ocean directly in front of the sensor. In the second year option period a scanner will be added to STIL-NAVS that will allow STIL-NAVS to produce wave fields over 90deg of azimuth. STIL-NAVS will be tested on two occasions in the base period. The first test will be at a local water park. The second will be from the 25’ pier at the Field Research Facility located on the Atlantic Ocean. At the second test, oceanographic testing equipment will provide a full suite of truth data. After each test quick look and comprehensive data reports will be submitted. In addition, in the base period Areté will begin the design of a compact STIL-NAVS sensor brassboard suitable for Phase III ocean testing.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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