Innovative Laser-based Cueing Technology for Space Protection Countermeasures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0118
Agency Tracking Number: F093-066-0469
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-066
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jim Coward
 (415) 977-0553
Business Contact
 Andrea Singewald
Title: CFO
Phone: (970) 921-3401
Research Institution
SA Photonics is pleased to propose the FALCON space situational awareness system (SSA). The system combines high sensitivity passive sensors with a high performance compact LIDAR. The combination allows long range detection of ASOs along with precision object range and range rate determination. The FALCON also incorporates SA Photonics advanced optical beamsteering that enables micro-radian pointing on millisecond time scales. The FALCON effort leverages SA Photonics Phase II and Phase III programs in LIDAR systems, precision beam steering, and advanced fiber laser sources to result in a small form factor solution. BENEFIT: FALCON will provide a compact form factor solution for the detection of ASOs. This will drive the acceptance of SSA/cueing systems onto DoD satellites. The FALCON architecture allows a high degree of flexibility enabling a large degree of "future proofing" as characteristics of objects of interest change.

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