Novel Compact Short-Pulse Eyesafe Transmitter

Period of Performance: 04/07/2003 - 04/07/2005

$730K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Coherent Technologies, Inc.
135 S. Taylor Avenue,
Louisville, CO 80027
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Compact, rugged and efficient imaging ladar transceivers are required for future autonomous navigation and missile guidance systems. Current systems do not simultaneously satisfy requirements for transceiver size, weight, prime-power, robustness and high range resolution. In particular, the ladar transmitter must provide ~1ns eyesafe pulses to resolve