Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a spectral compressive sensing LiDAR (SpeCS-LiDAR).
PSI’s system is designed to support enhanced target detection and identification in a low SWaP-C package by pairing a broadband supercontinuum source with a Michelson interferometer and a high speed single pixel compressive sensing receiver. Key benefits of the SpeCS-LiDAR architecture include: enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) due to spatial/spectral multiplex, reduced data dynamic range as a result of background suppression and use of spatially integrated measurements, the ability to dynamically trade spatial/spectral resolution with frame rate, and the ability to perform high speed broadband imaging.
PSI’s spectral LiDAR will provide enhanced target detection against the background by providing an additional dimension of discrimination beyond imaging and ranging data. This improved capability has application to a wide range of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in the defense sector.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Julia Dupuis
Vice President, Tactical Systems
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003
Acknowledgement of Sponsorship: This work is supported under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office. This support does not constitute an express or implied endorsement on the part of the Government.