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Compact, Wavelength Stabilized Seed Source for Multi-Wavelength Lidar…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90815
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084628
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AdvR, Inc.
2310 University Way Building #1-1 Bozeman, MT 59715-6504
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Compact, Wavelength Stabilized Seed Source for Multi-Wavelength Lidar Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CB40C
Award Amount: $599,931.00
 

Abstract:

NASA LaRC is developing a compact, multi-wavelength High Spectral resolution Lidar (HSRL) system designed to measure various optical and microphysical properties of aerosols and clouds. The HSRL system uses a high power, pulsed, seeded Nd:YAG laser, whose seed is wavelength-stabilized to an iodine vapor absorption line. The primary goal of the Phase II effort is to provide a robust, next generation seed laser system which is significantly reduced in size, weight, and required "wall-plug" power for HSRL and other lidar applications. This approach is enabled by use of a suitable compact laser diode source, together with AdvR's integrated Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) technology. Furthermore, AdvR's multi-element waveguide technology will be utilized in this Phase II effort to provide a compact 355nm source, derived from the same seed laser, for calibration of the HSRL UV interferometric filter. A compact, next generation seed laser system utilizing AdvR's PLC and UV technology, integrated with a high performance compact laser diode source will advance NASA's lidar systems due to its compact, efficient, and reliable design, thus enabling use on small aircraft and satellites.

Principal Investigator:

Shirley McNeil
Principal Investigator
4065220388
mcneil@advr-inc.com

Business Contact:

Betsy Heckel
Business Official
4065220388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVR, Inc.
2310 University Way, Building 1 Bozeman, MT 59715

EIN/Tax ID: 810521436
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No