Stabilized Laser and Tracking System

Period of Performance: 06/01/2014 - 03/01/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Ascendant Engineering Solutions LLC
12303 Technology Blvd. Suite 925
Austin, TX 78727
Principal Investigator


Ascendant Engineering Solutions (AES) proposes to develop a Stabilized Laser and Tracking System (SLATS) for handheld Laser Target Markers (LTM). AES will leverage existing low-latency target tracking and their laser beam stabilization technologies to provide a mature solution to AFRL. As part of the Phase I program, AES will build and demonstrate the basic technology in a TRL5 brassboard system. This brassboard demonstrator will enable a low-risk transition to a prototype that can be integrated into an existing hand-held LTM. AES SLATS concept provides a powerful enhancement to hand-held LTMs with minimal Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) and cost. The design facilitates integration into existing systems with minimal redesign impact. The SLATS will provide the capability to effectively mark stationary and moving targets at long stand-off ranges for improved lethality, reduced collateral damage, and reduced operator fatigue.