Multiple Target Laser Designator (MTLD)
Quarterly status rept. no. 6, 24 Nov 2006-23 Feb 2007
PHYSICAL OPTICS CORP TORRANCE CA ELECTRO-OPTICS AND HOLOGRAPHY DIV
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Physical Optics Corporation POC is developing a Multiple Target Laser Designator MTLD based on a scanning element and a lightweight angular multiplexed holographic optical element HOE antenna. It has a wide field of view FOV with only a few detectors, and requires no additional hardware for beam pointing and tracking. In the sixth quarter of the MTLD project, we have optimized the MTLD algorithm for target tracking and position estimation Task 6. We have also optimized holographic antenna fabrication for effective MTLD system integration Tasks 3 and 7 and Milestone 3. For the optimal system integration and a quick demonstration of the real-time multitargets laser designation with different codes, we have further investigated other more mature scanner technologies, and selected a COTS high-speed and high-precision miniature x-y galvo scanner for optimization of multitarget designation algorithm and integration into a MTLD prototype Tasks 6 and 7. We have been fabricating and testing the preliminary MTLD prototype to demonstrate multitarget designation with coded laser pulses Tasks 7 and 8. We have continued to explore the commercial potential of MTLD Task 9.
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding