AFRL to release LADAR Innovative Development and Research BAA

On October 2, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a presolicitation notice for LADAR Innovative Development and Research (LIDR). AFRL anticipates releasing a BAA with details within 90 days.

The objective of this effort is to conduct innovative research and development (R&D) of electro-optical components and technology, furthering advanced warfighting capabilities and supporting the existing and emerging needs of the Air Force and DoD. It is expected that these will be accomplished through laboratory experimentation, component fabrication and analysis, system integration, modeling and simulation (M&S), field and flight testing, signal analysis, target fabrication, and evaluation. The primary goal of this effort is to develop advanced sensor technologies and techniques successfully operable in contested and denied environments meeting Air Force air superiority, global precision attack, rapid global mobility, special operations, and global integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) service core function needs.

LADAR Innovative Development and Research (LIDR) will continue to advance state-of-the-art active and associated passive electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) technologies, seek synergies with active and passive radio frequency (RF) technologies, and define and test the integrability of these technologies in support of the Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) warfighter. The primary focus of current Air Force needs is enhanced combat identification and high resolution wide area three-dimensional imaging (WATI). This research is organized across four primary technology areas: Synthetic Aperture Laser Radar (LADAR), Vibration Sensing, Direct Detection 3 Dimensional (3D) LADAR, and multiple modalities in a single LADAR sensor.

Asynchronous Geiger Mode LADAR Receiver Development (A-GMLRD)

The objective of this effort is to develop asynchronous Geiger mode LiDAR receivers and Geiger mode laser communications (lasercom) receivers for military use, supporting AF research efforts. The Asynchronous Geiger Mode LADAR Receiver Development (A-GMLRD) project will develop a packaged light detection and ranging (LiDAR) receiver system for laser detection and ranging (LADAR) imaging systems and lasercom applications. The result will yield a photon sensitive receiver capable of providing high precision timing measurements to objects within the sensor field of view (FOV), supporting AF sensor development programs and lasercom programs.

Full information is available here.

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  • Dr. Jonathan N. Priluck
    October 3, 2018 - 2:05 pm

    It’s interesting, I already submitted plans for a functional full spectrum night vision technology. DARPA clearly wants this very badly. But given the track record I have with them, I’m mot about to give up new physics phenomenon (again). Optical phenomena that I discovered myself, that nobody else even knows to be looking for, are mine to exploit.

    This is not the first time I have made important discoveries in physics. But without substantial assurances that DoD won’t immediately classify the technology as ITAR restricted, I’m disinclined to share what I have observed/discovered, or what can be developed based on these physics observations. Which means nobody gets to look at it until I am ready to release working product onto the global marketplace.

    Seems I am better off taking these observations to a foreign country where I can develop the tech (build a working prototype and/or publish the details of the experiment required for others to observe/verify the new phenomena) and sell the associated tech to whomever I wish.

    The global market for “Full Spectrum Night Vision (trademark)” is immense. Imagine, built into every automotive windshield Full Spectrum Night Vision. Voila! No more night driving for anyone, anywhere, ever. No matter what time of day or night you get behind the wheel, what you see out the windshield is indistinguishable from broad daylight driving conditions. How many lives will this save? I can’t say, but you can decide for yourself.

    I tried stopping by 800 N. Quincy Street, but they apparently had no idea who I was, or why I was there. I fared slightly better at Langley, at least they tried contacting me after I was turned away at the front gate. They were curious as to how I knew their address (I’m not saying whose address it is, if you don’t know then you shouldn’t know). The point is this. I know. Furthermore, they know that I know. Never mind how I know, call it “Naval Intuition” if it makes you feel better. The point is, you (and you also know who you are) know about my intuition, You’ve seen it in action, and it doesn’t matter if I picked it up at NSWCCD, in the Silent Service, or on Mars for that matter. What matters is that you know it is 98% likely to work.

    If you read this, and you have some idea what I’m talking about. Send your proposal on how to proceed to:
    Jonathan Aerospace Materials Corporation
    25 Steven Street, Unit 9
    Marlborough MA, 01752
    Attn: Dr. J.N. Priluck, PhD Electron-Optics Div.

    Now I’m leaving this message here because I don’t have any issues with AFRL. You folks have always been very fair with me. The tech already exists, this is what I’m trying to tell you. Perhaps it would be best if you simply arranged to procure it from the IDF, I’m heading to Israel soon. State already knows this, and they are sitting on my passport renewal application. Which won’t help anything. I’m going to Israel, I’m developing it there, it will be available when it becomes available. EOF. EOM. Code 0028, 0033

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