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High Speed AO Wavelength Selector for CO2 Heterodyne Remote Sensing of Aerosols

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74177
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-023-0169
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COHERENT APPLICATIONS, INC.
20 Research Drive, Suite 500 Hampton, VA 23666-1325
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High Speed AO Wavelength Selector for CO2 Heterodyne Remote Sensing of Aerosols
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-05-P-0064
Award Amount: $99,912.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S Army has identified the need to develop and demonstrate the technology necessary to characterize chemical aerosols and vapor clouds at stand-off ranges up to 5 km. Of interest is the capability to increase detection sensitivity and range for systems that may be incorporated into various stationary or moving platforms. Moving platforms could include ground vehicles, ships, helicopters, Tactical/Unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAV/UAV), and Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicles (TUGV). Limitations in mobile platform resources call for the advancement of compact and efficient active sensors. Coherent heterodyne detection is a technology that has the potential to improve aerosol and vapor cloud detection sensitivity and range while reducing sensor size and weight. Coherent Applications, Inc. (CAI) and Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) have teamed to propose an analysis of the expected performance of Acousto-Optic (AO) tuners on waveguide and TEA lasers, and to design a laboratory system that will provide experimental testing of the predictions.

Principal Investigator:

Diego F. Pierrottet
Sr. Research Engineer
7578641636
diego@coherent-app.com

Business Contact:

Diego F. Pierrottet
President
7578503508
diego@coherent-app.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Coherent Applications, Inc.
7 Sandpiper Ct. Hampton, VA 23669

EIN/Tax ID: 061680875
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY
TA-48, Bldg RC-1 Room 103B, MS/J514
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Contact: George Busch
Contact Phone: (505) 665-1941
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)