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Contractor: Raytheon Company
Department: Air Force
Raytheon Company, El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded a $10,966,525 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research and development of the long range imaging LADAR (LRIL) transceiver. The LRIL will demonstrate the state-of-the-art in inverse synthetic aperture LADAR (ISAL) technology with the objective of producing an ISAL image from a space object in geosynchronous orbit. The LRIL program comprises four phases. Phase I is a laboratory demonstration of ISAL components and techniques at the Maui Space Surveillance Site (MSSS). The purpose of Phase I is to complete program detailed planning, produce and validate modeling and simulation results, begin integration of hardware, and produce ISAL imagery in the laboratory. Phase II is a low power demonstration of ISAL on a space object in middle earth orbit and/or geosynchronous orbit. Phase III is a demonstration of ISAL at MSSS advancing Phase II with the addition of an adaptive optics atmospheric compensation system. During Phase IV a high power laser illuminator shall be integrated at MSSS, and ISAL images will be collected from non-optically-augmented geosynchronous objects. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., and the Maui Space Surveillance Site in Kihei, Hawaii, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 28, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,339,000 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory/RQKSE is the contracting activity (FA8650-13-C-1525).
Total Contract Value: $10,966,525