Non-Contact Hit Sensing

Period of Performance: 09/01/2015 - 02/29/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Tech Valley Technologies, Inc.
267 Ballard Road
Wilton, NY 12831
Principal Investigator


The object of this proposal is to determine the feasibility of developing a single/multi-target non-contact hit sensing technology that is capable of determining ballistic penetration, location, velocity, and can accurately identify munitions type of supersonic, transonic and subsonic objects. The study will also determine limitations/requirements to accurately detect, identify and locate ballistic objects entering into the detection field/area, plus impacts of open range conditions as well as the ability to integrate into the existing TCP/IP FASIT target acquisition system. Tech Valley Technologies (TVT) will create the non-contact hit sensing feasibility study by examining and comparing a multitude of laser based technologies ranging from 3D Flash LIDAR to modulated beam planes. Tech Valley Technologies will determine the feasibility of each technology based on its operational limits, possible topography configuration, and operation under environmental conditions. Tech Valley Technologies will investigate using COTS technology to ensure rapid prototype development and cost effective solutions. Tech Valley Technologies will look at required parameters like focal plane array pixel density, laser beam detector field of view, beam collimators, and synchronization of multiple lasers in a homogenous and/or hybrid system.