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Company Information:

Company Name: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
City: Louisville
State: CO
Zip+4: 80027 0302
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (303) 604-2000

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $11,439,104.00 145
SBIR Phase II $50,099,709.00 71
STTR Phase I $169,020.00 2

Award List:

RESULTS OF FEASIBILITY ANALYSES INDICATE THAT A PULSED COHERENT CO2 LIDAR SYSTEM IS CAPABLE OF MEASURING THE GLOBAL WIND FIELD.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R milton huffaker
Award Amount: $46,979.00
Abstract:
Results of feasibility analyses indicate that a pulsed coherent co2 lidar system is capable of measuring the global wind field. changing laser technology indicates that solid state lasers may also be capable of coherent wind measurement. this effort will determine the capability of shorter… More

SOLID STATE PULSED COHERENT LASER RADAR SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael J Kavaya
Award Amount: $49,321.00

SOLID STATE PULSED COHERENT LASER RADAR SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael J Kavaya
Award Amount: $547,000.00
Abstract:
Solid state laser technology has now reached the state of development in which coherent, range resolved measurements of atmospheric wind velocity and other parameters is now possible. a coherent nd:yag laser source has recently been developed at stanford university. we propose to use the detailed… More

SPACEBORNE COHERENT DIAL SYSTEM FOR WIND AND WATER VAPOR MEASUREMENT FEASIBILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R Milton Huffaker
Award Amount: $48,129.00

SPACEBORNE COHERENT DIAL SYSTEM FOR WIND AND WATER VAPOR MEASUREMENT FEASIBILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R Milton Huffaker
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
The capability of performing both atmospheric wind velocity and water vapor concentration measurement with a pulsed coherent laser radar is important in many meteorological, environmental and weather forecasting applications. coherent lidar systems are proven instruments for the remote measurement… More

DESIGN OF AN EFFICIENT COHERENT LONG-PULSE SOLID-STATE LASER FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sammy w henderson
Award Amount: $49,884.00
Abstract:
This effort will show feasibility of a compact coherent solid-state laser source resulting in significant advantage over the master oscillator power amplifier (mopa) configuration, especially for space-based operation. the pulse-stretched, single-longitudinal-mode (slm), solid-state source optimizes… More

PARTIALLY COHERENT (WIDEBAND) INFRARED LIDAR SYSTEM FOR SPACE BASED AEROSOL BACKSCATTER AND CLOUD HEIGHT MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R milton huffaker
Award Amount: $49,744.00
Abstract:
Because of limitations in detector technology it is not currently practical to operate an incoherent space lidar in the eyesafe region for aerosol backscatter measurement. this proposed effort combines the simplicity of incoherent lidars with the extreme sensitivity of coherent detection to obtain… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A 10 MJ/PULSE 200 HZ DIODE LASER-PUMPED 2UM TRANSMITTER FOR COHERENT LASER RADAR SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sammy W Henderson
Award Amount: $52,629.00
Abstract:
Many tactical and strategic remote sensing applications would benefit from a narrow-band efficient eyesafe solid-state laser source. recent progress in diode laser-pumping of thulium (tm)- and tm:holmium (ho)-doped solid-state lasers has demonstrated that low power cw devices can operate at or near… More

SOLID-STATE MULTIPLE-PASS AMPLIFIER FOR DIODE PUMPED COHERENT LASER RADAR SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sammy Henderson
Award Amount: $49,954.00

SOLID-STATE MULTIPLE-PASS AMPLIFIER FOR DIODE PUMPED COHERENT LASER RADAR SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sammy Henderson
Award Amount: $249,620.00
Abstract:
Solid-state laser systems have been identified as a particularly effective transmitter technology for use in coherent laser radar systems, due to their near-ir wavelength (1-2um), compactness, frequency agility, and efficiency. recent advances in laser diode array technologyhave opened new prospects… More

LASER DIODE PUMPED SOLID-STATE LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul J Suni
Award Amount: $49,975.00

A MINIATURIZED, LOW COST, 1.5 UM COHERENT LASER RADAR SYSTEM BASED ON DIODE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paul Jm Suni , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,920.00
Abstract:
Coherent technologies, inc. has recently demonstrated that a 2 um coherent laser radar (clr) operating at 1 mj/pulse with a 16 cm beam diameter, is capable of performing hard target range and velocity measurements to at least 50 km. scaling these results to50 uj/pulse and a 5 cm telescope indicate… More

FIBER-BASED LASER RADAR FOR RANGE/DOPPLER IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT 2 UM COHERENT LASER RADAR VIBRATION SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Henderson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,949.00

COHERENT LIDAR SYSTEM FOR HIGH RESOLUTION MEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC WIND VELOCITY AND WATER VAPOR FIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R. Milton Huffaker
Award Amount: $49,975.00
Abstract:
This effort is to determine the design of a diode-pumped solid-state 2 um coherent laser radar for the high spatial and temporal resolution measurement of wind velocity and water vapor concentrations in the atmospheric boundary layer. a detailed computer simulation of the coherent laser radar wind… More

A Pulsed Solid-State Coherent Lidar for Naval Wind Sounding Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen K. Hannon
Award Amount: $49,944.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT 2 UM COHERENT LASER RADAR VIBRATION SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Henderson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $241,307.00
Abstract:
Remote sensing of vibrations using coherent laser radar (clr) has been identified as a means of identifying remote targets by analysis of characteristic vibration spectra. co2 laser technology has been used in efforts up to the present. recent advances in eyesafe ( 1.4 um) solid-state laser and… More

FIBER-BASED LASER RADAR FOR RANGE/DOPPLER IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $529,686.00

Pulsed, Solid-State, Coherent Lidar for Detection, Tracking, and Measurement of

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Pulsed Solid-Staet, Coherent Lidar for precise, Inflight, Velocity-Vector Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A Pulsed Solid-State Coherent Lidar for Naval Wind Sounding Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen K. Hannon
Award Amount: $595,373.00
Abstract:
A pulsed coherent 2 lim diode-pumped solid-state lidar has excellent capability of meeting Navy requirements for remotely measuring atmospheric wind fields. The proposed 2 #m diode-pumped coherent lidar will be capable of pulse energies of -20 mJ/pulse and a PRF of >100 Hz, with a pulse duration of… More

Solid-State Lidar for Monitoring Turbulent Air Motion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $69,630.00

Pulsed Solid-Staet, Coherent Lidar for precise, Inflight, Velocity-Vector Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Aircraft Wake Tracking Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $69,116.00

Pulsed, Solid-State, Coherent Lidar for Detection, Tracking, and Measurement of

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Coherent Lidar Probe for Volumetric Airwake Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. Alex L. Thomson
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Solid-State Lidar for Monitoring Turbulent Air Motion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
Under a prior NASA Phase I, an analysis of a pulsed, 2 um solid- state lidar system has been carried out to evaluate its potential for precision wind velocity measurements. A preliminary design has been specified for an airborne instrument. The proposed second phase of that study is intended to… More

Aircraft Wake Tracking Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $599,996.00
Abstract:
NASA has recently begun a program to improve terminal area productivity (capacity) that will serve to simultaneously save airline operating costs and improve aviation safety. Reduction of aircraft spacing during instrument flight rules (IFR) conditions requires a thorough understanding of… More

Power Laser for Eyesafe Coherent Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark W. Phillips
Award Amount: $79,093.00
Abstract:
High power diode-pumped 2 micron lasers are of great interest for a variety of lidar applications, including long range hard target tracking and space-based coherent laser radar systems operating in the eye-safe region of the spectrum. Lidar modeling suggests that 0.5-1 J/pulse energies at pulse… More

Autonomous Lidar Wind Field Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sammy W. Henderson
Award Amount: $70,000.00

On-Line Sensing Of Aircraft Vibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sammy W. Henderson , Director R&d
Award Amount: $69,988.00

An Innovative All Solid-State Laser Source for Direct and Coherent Detection LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane Smith
Award Amount: $79,961.00

Highly Efficient High Energy Laser For Space-Based Lidars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul J. Suni , Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $69,962.00

Autonomous Lidar Wind Field Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sammy W. Henderson
Award Amount: $592,670.00
Abstract:
Previous measurements using two micron solid-state lidar systems and computer simulation of lidar performance demonstrate that an eyesafe, low-pulse-energy (1 - 10 mJ/pulse), small aperture (~10cm) lidar will be capable of highly accurate high spatial resolution wind velocity measurements to ranges… More

An Innovative All Solid-State Laser Source for Direct and Coherent Detection LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane Smith
Award Amount: $989,740.00
Abstract:
We introduce an innovative laser which brings inherently new capabilities to lidar that were not available with other coherent lidar laser sources. The unique design of this laser allows production of a greater range of pulse widths and energies than was previously obtainable from a single source. … More

An Onboard Coherent Lidar Wake Turbulence Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sammy W. Henderson
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A forward and lateral looking scanning Doppler lidar is proposed for use onboard aircraft to sense and display windshear in the vicinity of the planned flight path, particularly windshear due to the vortex wakes of preceding large aircraft. The goal is to provide the pilot with an… More

Highly Efficient High Energy Laser For Space-Based Lidars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul J. Suni , Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $599,976.00

On-Line Sensing Of Aircraft Vibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sammy W. Henderson , Director R&d
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Development of Efficient, Diode-Pumped 3-5 Micron Oscillators for Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $99,953.00

EYESAFE DUAL-DOPPLER LIDAR FOR HIGH RESOLUTION WIND MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sammy W. Henderson , Director Of R & D
Award Amount: $70,000.00

50 MJ-200 HZ 2 MICRON LIDAR TRANSMITTER USING NOVEL COOLING METHODS FOR IMPROVED SYSTEM EFFICIENCY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark W. Phillips , Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Coherent Lidar Probe for Volumetric Airwake Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. Alex L. Thomson
Award Amount: $950,529.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the Phase I and Phase II program is to develop a prototype airwake measurement system that offers substantially - improved capability for measuring and developing models of the wind environment for ship-board landing of helicopters. The proposed Phase I study will carry out… More

Development of Efficient, Diode-Pumped 3-5 Micron Oscillators for Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $749,255.00
Abstract:
Spectrally and spatially coherent, high pulse energy, tunable mid-IR sources remain elusive. Solid-State and semiconductor lasers do not operate over the 1.5 to 5 micron wavelength range, leaving laser-pumped frequency converters, such as Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPOs), as the most viable… More

Physics-Based Signature Simulator for Adaptive Waveform Coherent LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A novel, adaptive waveform coherent LADAR concept is proposed to provide a robust Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) sensor with the capability to meet Air Force objectives. The compact, rugged solid-state LADAR operates at eyesafe wavelengths and is capable of stand-off detection ranges to 20 km… More

Adaptive Waveform Solid-State Coherent LADAR Array Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A novel, adaptive waveform coherent LADAR concept is proposed to provide a robust sensor capability to meet Air Force objectives. The LADAR operates at an eyesafe solid-state wavelength in order to achieve a compact, rugged design capable of stand-off ranges of 20 km or more. Simultaneous… More

High Brightness, Wavelength Selectable, Eye safe Pulsed solid state laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
High power solid state lasers are a key part of active sensors in hard target tracking/identification and optical remote sensing. There is a strong need for a simple, robust, power-scaleable laser (> O.5J/50pps) that provides access to the 1.4 to 2.5 micron wavelength range, delivers near… More

Distributed Aperture, Multifunction Laser Radar System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
An emerging, powerful trend in electro-optics systems development is the "multifunction sensor. It addresses the need to reduce the volume, prime power requirements, and cost of sensor suites. Further functionality and cost reduction are achieved by distributing the multifunction sensor signals… More

Eyesafe Multiple Integrated Engagement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $99,849.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies, Inc. (CTI) proposes to develop an eyesafe Multiple Intgegrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) laser transponder for use in Tactical Engagement Simulations (TES). The new MILES transponder will provide for eyesore operation while 1) enhancing the laser engagement range, 2)… More

High Average Power Frequency Agile COIL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Nonlinear optical frequency converters for lasers are impacting a variety of systems including weapons fire control, active beacon adaptive optics, target designation, range finding, and active multispectral imaging ladar. Most next-generation systems require frequency agile transmitters with… More

Scannerless Eyesafe Solid-State Laser Cross Wind Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Cross wind estimation is the largest component in the error budget for long range sniper applications. The Army currently utilizes either point anemometer measurements or visual cues to estimate the cross winds. Aim-point accuracy would be greatly enhanced by precise range-resolved cross wind… More

Coherent Laser Radar Atmospheric Turbulence Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Philip Gatt
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I program develops and investigates the feasibility of a novel, single-ended, range-resolved refractive turbulence profiler. This system is based on solid-state coherent laser radar technology and therefore has the potential for characterizing wind turbulence as well. The… More

4D Atmospheric Data Retrieval with an Airborne Solid-State LIdar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Geoff A. Wilson
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I/II program develops a flexible, modular 3D scanner for integration aboard small research aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), with a variety of solid-state coherent lidar sensors. The Phase I effort explores both mechanical and non-mechanical scanner architectures in an… More

Tunable UV LIDAR for Water Vapor Profiling and Ozone Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy J. Carrig
Award Amount: $745,484.00
Abstract:
The development of graphite fibers with thermal conductivities along the fiber of greater than 1000 W/m degree K have allowed composites to reach in-plane thermal conductivities (11, k22) of 300 to 660 W/m degree K. These conductivities are two to four times those of the aluminum alloys… More

Multi-Scale High Resolution Atmospheric Wind Field and Cloud/Aersol Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. Alex Thomson, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
A novel, pulsed, wide bandwidth, coherent solid state lidar is proposed to acquire high resolution space and time resolved images of the time-varying wind vector field in localized volumes. The proposed system can be used to map the time varying flow in complex flow environments, such as in the… More

High Resolution Remote Doppler Lidar Wind Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the proposed program is to develop an eyesafe high-resolution Doppler lidar edge-technique-based sensor capable of 3 m spatial resolution, 0.2 m/sec velocity precision, and adequate temporal resolution to permit remote measurement of low altitude atmospheric disturbances to… More

A Standard Lidar Interface for Wind and Aerosol Profiling from Commercial

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $49,986.00
Abstract:
Lidar systems offer considerable promise for the acquisition of a variety of atmospheric variables with very high spatial and temporal resolution from airborne platforms. Ground-based lidar systems have been demonstrated that measure aerosols, water vapor, and ozone, and airborne windsensing lidar… More

Tunable UV LIDAR for Water Vapor Profiling and Ozone Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy J. Carrig
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Airborne Doppler Lidar Measurement Of Vertical Velocity As Input To A Gust Load Alleviation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon , DIRECTOR THEOR STUDIES
Award Amount: $70,000.00

50 MJ-200 HZ 2 MICRON LIDAR TRANSMITTER USING NOVEL COOLING METHODS FOR IMPROVED SYSTEM EFFICIENCY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark W. Phillips , Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $598,508.00

ONBOARD LIDAR WIND SHEAR VORTEX WAKE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sammy W. Henderson
Award Amount: $878,391.00
Abstract:
A forward and lateral looking scanning Doppler lidar is proposed for use onboard aircraft to sense and display windshear in the vicinity of the planned flight path, particularly windshear due to the vortex wakes of preceding large aircraft. The goal is to provide the pilot with an… More

Agile Waveform Solid-State Coherent LADAR Array Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $749,913.00
Abstract:
A novel, adaptive waveform coherent LADAR concept is proposed to provide a robust sensor capability to meet Air Force objectives. The LADAR operates at an eyesafe solid-state wavelength in order to achieve a compact, rugged design capable of stand-off ranges of 20 km or more. Simultaneous… More

Frequency Agile High Average Power COIL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $743,054.00
Abstract:
Nonlinear optical frequency converters for lasers are impacting a variety of systems including weapons fire control, active beacon adaptive optics, target designation, range finding, and active multispectral imaging ladar. Most next-generation systems require frequency agile transmitters with… More

Distributed Aperture, Multifunction Laser Radar System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $749,981.00
Abstract:
An emerging, powerful trend in electro-optics systems development is the "multifunction sensor. It addresses the need to reduce the volume, prime power requirements, and cost of sensor suites. Further functionality and cost reduction are achieved by distributing the multifunction sensor signals… More

All Solid-State Mid-Wave InfraRed Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $749,450.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies, Inc. (CTI) proposes to develop an eyesafe Multiple Intgegrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) laser transponder for use in Tactical Engagement Simulations (TES). The new MILES transponder will provide for eyesore operation while 1) enhancing the laser engagement range, 2)… More

High Resolution Remote Doppler Lidar Wind Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $742,556.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the proposed program is to develop an eyesafe high-resolution Doppler lidar edge-technique-based sensor capable of 3 m spatial resolution, 0.2 m/sec velocity precision, and adequate temporal resolution to permit remote measurement of low altitude atmospheric disturbances to… More

Multi-Function Eyesafe Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Stoneman
Award Amount: $64,090.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop an eyesafe diode-pumped solid-state laser source with multi-functional capabilities and significantly reduced weight, volume, and prime power requirements compared with existing systems. The low weight, small size, and high efficiency of the system,… More

High Efficiency 0.5J, 20Hz Two Micron Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark W. Phillips
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies Inc. (CTI) proposes to design a 0.5J, 20Hz, single frequency Q-switched two micron laser, with high wall plug efficiency. With passive cooling, the unit will operate with a wall-plug power efficiency of 5-6%, meeting the performance requirements for practical deployment of a… More

Solid-State Laser-Based Universal Multipurpose Air Data System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I/II program produces a multipurpose solid-state-laser-based sensor to provide critical flight path management and mission data for Army rotorcraft. The effort leverages significantly off of an ongoing CTI effort to develop a compact coherent lidar for helicopter ballistic winds… More

A Standard Lidar Interface for Wind and Aerosol Profiling from Commercial

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $199,992.00
Abstract:
Lidar systems offer considerable promise for the acquisition of a variety of atmospheric variables with very high spatial and temporal resolution from airborne platforms. Ground-based lidar systems have been demonstrated that measure aerosols, water vapor, and ozone, and airborne windsensing lidar… More

MULTIAPERTURE TRACKING AND DESIGNATION SYSTME

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Duane D Smith
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
Distributed aperture ladar systems with centralized transmitters and receivers promise increased functionality with reduced cost, weight and volume. Such multiaperture architectures are anticipated to provide 4(pi) steradian coverage with unprecedented capabilities on airborne platforms. However,… More

Compact High Power Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
A missing key component in current laser systems for target tracking/identification and optical remote sensors is a compact, high repetition rate, moderate average power (10W) laser operating at eyesafe wavelengths. To meet this need, a diode-pumped solid state laser is proposed which utilizes an… More

Frequency Agile Chemical and Biological Hazard Transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Glenn T. Bennett
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies, Inc. (CTI) proposes a simple, compact and efficient man-portable laser source for remote detection of chemical and biological hazards. The source consists of a low-risk Nd:YAG drive laser pumping a frequency-agile optical parametric oscillator (OPO). The transmitter will… More

Auto-Alignment and Lag Angle Compensation Technologies for Autonomous Coherent Lidars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,957.00

SBIR Phase I: Compact, Eyesafe LIDAR for Ozone Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig
Award Amount: $99,998.00

SBIR Phase I: Solid-State Lasers Based on Transition-Metal Doped Zinc Chalcogenide Hosts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig
Award Amount: $99,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Duane D Smith
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Geoff A Wilson
Award Amount: $597,114.00

High-Power Ladar for Long-Range Ranging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Duane Smith
Award Amount: $99,704.00

Lidar for Remote Sensing of Optical Turbulence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt
Award Amount: $99,842.00

High Power Optical Waveguide Amplifier for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Eyesafe Lidar for Stand-Off Bioaerosol Detection and Plume Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Timothy Craig
Award Amount: $98,994.00
Abstract:
Not Available The development of a high performance laser with low relative intensity noise (RIN) for RF photonics application is proposed. The laser has a modulation doped multi-quantum well active region and is fabricated on a p-type substrate. The former is needed for low RIN because the… More

Compact, High Efficiency IRCM Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Not Available The goal of this proposal is to improve the figure-of-merit of the focus of attention stage of automatic target recognition (ATR) by developing a novel hierarchical multi-resolution prescreening architecture addressing: (A) new sensory input filtering methods that highlight target… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,932.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig
Award Amount: $393,674.00

A novel Solid State Raman Laser Architecture for Short Pulse Laser Radar Transmitters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Bennett
Award Amount: $99,967.00

Noise Reduction in Laser Radar Airborne and Space-Based Vibrometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Hannon
Award Amount: $98,933.00

Multispectral Imaging Laser Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Duane Smith
Award Amount: $98,919.00
Abstract:
Not Available MSSI proposes the development of a micro-miniature, ultra low power, light weight, precision Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radar sensor for Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) collision avoidance. The proposed sensor is capable of sub-foot resolution making it viable for dual use as a high accuracy… More

Optical Waveguide Amplifier for Modular EO Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch
Award Amount: $99,967.00

High Stability, Broadly Tunable, Single-Frequency Yb:YAG and Yb:YLF Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig
Award Amount: $99,885.00

Nonlinear Optical Image Enhancement for LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch
Award Amount: $99,973.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Mark W Phillips
Award Amount: $1,432,565.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen M Hannon
Award Amount: $749,956.00

Tectrix Targeting System: Covert, Eyesafe MWIR Precision Laser Targeting in Total Darkness and Low Visibil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Duane Smith
Award Amount: $69,987.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Duane D Smith
Award Amount: $749,972.00

High Efficiency Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig
Award Amount: $99,991.00

Elevated Operational Temperature, Passively-Cooled Laser Diode Arrays for Spaceborne Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Duane Smith, Senior laser Physicist
Award Amount: $69,994.00

7 GHz) 2 mm heterodyne receiver technologies.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,992.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Duane D Smith
Award Amount: $544,039.00

High-Power Ladar for Long-Range Ranging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $747,001.00

Noise Reduction in Laser Radar Airborne and Space-Based Vibrometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Garvin
Award Amount: $749,994.00

A novel Solid State Raman Laser Architecture for Short Pulse Laser Radar Transmitters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Bennett
Award Amount: $1,756,030.00

Nonlinear Optical Image Enhancement for LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne S. Pelouch
Award Amount: $749,941.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Duane Smith, Senior laser Physicist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Duane Smith, Senior laser Physicist
Award Amount: $598,677.00

Tectrix Targeting System: Covert, Eyesafe MWIR Precision Laser Targeting in Total Darkness and Low Visibil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $740,395.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Narasimha Prasad, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,985.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Hannon
Award Amount: $69,971.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Garvin, Senior Researcher
Award Amount: $99,883.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Garvin, Senior Researcher
Award Amount: $99,979.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Duane D. Smith
Award Amount: $69,993.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Narasimha Prasad
Award Amount: $69,941.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Garvin, Senior Researcher
Award Amount: $99,903.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne S. Pelouch, Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $69,979.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,967.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Duane D. Smith, Principal Res. Scientist
Award Amount: $99,982.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,917.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: FISK UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Dallas Joseph, Sr.Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,056.00
RI Contact: Dallas Joseph

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr S. M. Hannon, Dir. Theor. Stud. & Sig. Proc.
Award Amount: $69,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Stoneman
Award Amount: $99,976.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Timothy J. Carrig, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Bennett, Sen. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $97,994.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Duane Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,964.00
RI Contact: N/A

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne S. Pelouch, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,528.00

Interior Noise Reduction for Armored Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,989.00
Abstract:
In Phase I CTI demonstrated an innovative, frequency-agile laser source that could tune throughout the midwave infrared spectral region (4-6 um). The source was based on a Cr:ZnSe laser pumping a ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Advantages ofthis system include that both the laser and… More

Waveguide Laser for High Data Rate Deep Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Deep space optical communications requires a laser source and modulation technique for high data bandwidth with low power consumption, diffraction-limited beam quality, and the absolute minimal size/weight. Optical fibers are compact and can efficiently amplify high data rate diode lasers, but do… More

High-Speed Bipolar Multi-level Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Sr. Res. Scientist
Award Amount: $729,914.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase II program develops a unique meteorological sensor to provide a new capability for volumetric range-resolved wind velocity and aerosol and tracer gas concentration to ranges of several kilometers. The proposed novel sensor is based onexisting CTI-developed commercial off the shelf… More

Offgas Dioxin Monitoring Using Supercritical Fluid Extraction/Solid Phase Microextraction to Release Particulate Dioxins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Charley P. Hale, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
65607 As energy production continues to raise atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels worldwide, advanced sensors are required to improve our understanding of the impact of excess CO2 on climate, agriculture, and natural resources. Certain laser remote sensing technologies could fill the need. … More

Tunable, Narrow Linewidth Laser for HF/DF Laser Metrology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: AnnMarie Oien, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $91,503.00
Abstract:
Development of advanced Hydrogen Fluoride/Deuterium Fluoride (HF/DF) laser technology can be hampered by delayed knowledge of laser component performance. HF mirror optical performance metrology is currently costly and time consuming, requiring lasercomponent delivery to an HF laser site, and… More

Wideband Acousto-optic Tunable Filter and Retarder for Spectropolarimetric Imagers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Narasimha Prasad, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $69,923.00
Abstract:
It is critical to extract maximum information from IR images for target detection, identification and classification purposes. Besides acquiring intensity variations, rapid collection of corresponding polarization signatures at desired wavelengths with animaging spectropolarimeter could enhance the… More

High-efficiency, frequency-agile MWIR-LWIR laser source for DIAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,818.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons among rogue nations and terrorist organizations necessitates that the US develop the means of detecting the development of these weapons before they can be deployed against US and alliedmilitary assets and civilian targets. The US… More

Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Based Compact Spectra-Polarimetric Active Imager for Long-Wave IR Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Narasimha Prasad, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
It is critical to extract maximum information from IR images for target detection, identification and classification systems. The physical information in an image is contained in basically four parameters namely the intensity, phase, polarization andwavelength of the received light. Besides… More

Improving Chemical Protective Capabilities of Silicon and Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber (EPDM) Class Rubber Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of biological weapons among rogue nations and terrorist organizations necessitates that the U.S. develop the means of detecting deployment of these weapons in battlefield, base and civilian settings. Portable and affordable remotesensors that give U.S. forces several minutes… More

Improving Chemical Protective Capabilities of Silicon and Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber (EPDM) Class Rubber Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of biological weapons among rogue nations and terrorist organizations necessitates that the U.S. develop the means of detecting deployment of these weapons in battlefield, base and civilian settings. Portable and affordable remotesensors that give U.S. forces several minutes… More

Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Based Compact Spectra-Polarimetric Active Imager for Long-Wave IR Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Narasimha Prasad, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $376,000.00
Abstract:
It is critical to extract maximum information from IR images for target detection, identification and classification systems. The physical information in an image is contained in basically four parameters namely the intensity, phase, polarization andwavelength of the received light. Besides… More

Compact Monolithic Waveguide LADAR Munitions Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch, Senior Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $97,803.00
Abstract:
The goal for the next-generation laser transmitter for high-energy single-pulse LADAR seekers is to reduce size, cost, weight, and complexity, while increasing robustness and operational lifetime. Current laser transmitters (1) contain numerous free-spaceoptical components that limits the… More

Agile-Pulse Dual-Mode High-Power Eyesafe Doppler Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,835.00
Abstract:
CTI has demonstrated helicopter signature detection using both long and short pulse lidars. A long-pulse lidar is optimal for sensing increases in spectral width, however this signature is susceptible to wind turbulence and shear clutter. Short pulselidars are optimal for inflow-signature… More

Cycloidal Fan for Low-Noise Air Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Marquardt, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Active imaging in the short- and mid-wave infrared has well-known benefits versus shorter wavelengths: eye safety, better visibility through battlefield obscurants, high atmospheric trans-mission, and reduced background emission. However, there are nosuitable imaging detectors at eye-safe… More

Short Pulse Transmitter for Focal Plane Array Base Imaging Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Bennett, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
3-D imaging ladar offers new capabilities to military/commercial markets. However, imaging transceivers often utilize push-broom/whiskbroom image acquisition with costly, complex mechanical scanners and potential image distortion due to target/sensormotion. Architectures with single-shot 3-D… More

Combined FLIR- Coherent Ladar Focalplane Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Marquardt, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Modern conflict areas are a complex mix of urban and natural clutter, adverse weather and a high density of friendly forces, foes, and non-combatants. Owing to the increasing complexity of conflict areas, long standoff detection, non-cooperativeidentification (NCTID), and targeting of both air and… More

Short Pulse Transmitter for Focal Plane Array Base Imaging Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Bennett, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $549,958.00
Abstract:
3-D imaging ladar offers new capabilities to military/commercial markets. However, imaging transceivers often utilize push-broom/whiskbroom image acquisition with costly, complex mechanical scanners and potential image distortion due to target/sensormotion. Architectures with single-shot 3-D… More

Combined FLIR- Coherent Ladar Focalplane Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Marquardt, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,843.00
Abstract:
Modern conflict areas are a complex mix of urban and natural clutter, adverse weather and a high density of friendly forces, foes, and non-combatants. Owing to the increasing complexity of conflict areas, long standoff detection, non-cooperativeidentification (NCTID), and targeting of both air and… More

Feed-Forward Turbulence Mitigation Using Coherent Doppler Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr 1. Hannon, Dir. Theor. Stud. & Sig. Proc.
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
A forward-looking scanning Doppler lidar is proposed to be used onboard various commercial aircraft to sense the vector wind field and global turbulence parameters ahead, in the vicinity of the flight path, particularly those associated with intense turbulent wind structures. The goal is to provide… More

Feed-Forward Turbulence Mitigation Using Coherent Doppler Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr 1. Hannon, Dir. Theor. Stud. & Sig. Proc.
Award Amount: $599,960.00
Abstract:
A forward-looking scanning Doppler lidar is proposed to be used onboard various commercial aircraft to sense the vector wind field and global turbulence parameters ahead, in the vicinity of the flight path, particularly those associated with intense turbulent wind structures. The goal is to provide… More

Adhesively Bonded Electrospun Membranes for Protective Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
Standoff detection, identification and tracking of chemical and biological warfare agents is critical to provide hazard warning and dewarning for forces and civilians, and to minimize disruption in deployment of forces. Differential Absorption Lidar(DIAL) can be used for remote sensing of chemical… More

Miniature Monolithic Transmitter for Laser Rangefinding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,866.00
Abstract:
Laser rangefinders and target illuminators provide critical range and target identification information. However, they must be eyesafe, robust and meet stringent cost, mass, size, and performance requirements. Currently fielded laser rangefinders areundesirably bulky, heavy and costly, while… More

Monolithic Waveguide Laser Range Finder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,924.00
Abstract:
The goal for the next generation transmitter in laser range finders is to reduce size, cost, weight, and complexity while increasing the robustness and operational lifetime. Current laser transmitters contain numerous free-space optical components whichrequire a skilled technician to assemble and… More

High Efficiency Infrared Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $65,822.00
Abstract:
CTI proposes a high efficiency, conveniently pumped, infrared fiber laser source suitable for use in a variety of active electro-optic systems. The laser can be used directly as a transmitter or as a pump source for other continuous-wave or pulsed laseror nonlinear optical devices. A key feature… More

High Spectral Density Optical Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Dinndorf, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,980.00
Abstract:
CTI proposes the development of a high data rate, multi-channel communications transceiver for use in optical communications. The use of coherent receiver technology will enable the development of systems with high resistance to channel cross-talk issues.The use of remote seeding techniques will be… More

Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) Simulation Techniques for Multi-mode Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles Garvin, Senior Researcher
Award Amount: $69,979.00
Abstract:
Passive systems such as forward looking infrared imagers, infrared search & track arrays, missile seekers and missile warning systems require calibration and testing at every level in their fabrication as well as at the depot and the flight line.Hardware-in-the-loop simulators exist for passive IR… More

Tunable, Narrow Linewidth Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: AnnMarie Oien, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $745,428.00
Abstract:
"Development of advanced Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) laser technology is hampered by a lack of diagnostic lasers for laser component optical performance assessment. HF mirror metrology is currently costly and time consuming, requiring laser component deliveryto an HF laser site, and operation of another… More

High-Efficiency, Frequency-Agile MWIR-LWIR Laser Source for DIAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $1,538,356.00
Abstract:
"The proliferation of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons among rogue nations and terrorist organizations necessitates that the US develop the means of detecting the development of these weapons before they can be deployed against US and alliedmilitary assets and civilian targets. The US… More

Miniature Monolithic Transmitter for Laser Rangefinding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $728,963.00
Abstract:
"Pulsed laser rangefinders/illuminators provide critical sensor data for military and civilian inhabited/uninhabited vehicle guidance as well as reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition. However, the laser source must be eyesafe, robust,low-cost, low-mass, and compact as well as possess… More

Eyesafe Laser Radar for Remote Detection of Atmospheric CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Marquardt
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65607 Increasing carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere could significantly change the global climate and alter water use, yet the monitoring of carbon dioxide exchange is constrained by an inability to gather data over large areas. Currently available sensors do not provide the… More

Broadly Tunable Transmitters for Standoff Chemical Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Carrig
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
70715 The proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons among rogue nations and terrorist organizations necessitates that the U.S. develop the means of detecting the development of these weapons before they can be deployed against U.S. and allied military assets and civilian… More

Waveguide Laser for High Data Rate Deep Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $598,880.00
Abstract:
Deep space optical communications requires a laser source and modulation technique for high data bandwidth with low power consumption, diffraction-limited beam quality, and the absolute minimal size/weight. Optical fibers are compact and can efficiently amplify high data rate diode lasers, but do… More

Waveguide Laser for High Data Rate Deep Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Deep space optical communications requires a laser source and modulation technique for high data bandwidth with low power consumption, diffraction-limited beam quality, and the absolute minimal size/weight. Optical fibers are compact and can efficiently amplify high data rate diode lasers, but do… More

Eyesafe Laser Radar for Remote Detection of Atmospheric CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Marquardt
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
65607 Increasing carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere could significantly change the global climate and alter water use, yet the monitoring of carbon dioxide exchange is constrained by an inability to gather data over large areas. Currently available sensors do not provide the… More

Monolithic Waveguide Laser Range Finder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pelouch, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,995.00
Abstract:
"The goal for the next generation transmitter in laser range finders is to reduce size, cost, weight, and complexity while increasing the robustness and operational lifetime. Diode-pumped Erbium-doped direct 1.5-micron lasers offer the greatest opportunityfor high efficiency and low cost… More

Agile-Pulse Dual-Mode High-Power Eyesafe Doppler Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phillip Gatt, Sr Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,995.00
Abstract:
"The proposed Phase II program develops a compact, eyesafe, variable-resolution 1.6 mm coherent laser radar sensor, for masked helicopter detection, based upon a novel, high power, high efficiency Er:YAG laser transmitter. The variable resolution (pulsewidth) of this sensor provides flexibility… More

High-energy, multi-spectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Iain T. McKinnie, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,931.00
Abstract:
"CTI proposes a high efficiency, extremely compact, multi-band laser source suitable for use in a beach and surf-zone imaging system. The transmitter will utilize low-risk laser components in a novel device geometry that permits the development of veryhigh wall plug efficiency transmitters with… More

Sensors and Surveillance: Adaptive Waveform Coherent Ladar for Long Range Tracking, Discrimination, and Kill Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles Bjork, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,561.00
Abstract:
"BMDO desires effective ways to acquire and track ballistic missiles/payloads, improve intercept prospects, and assess results of intercepts. Current approaches may have insufficient range or discrimination capability, require more platforms/interceptorsand more expensive defense than desired, or… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Self-Imaging Fibers for High Power Optical Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Iain Mckinnie
Award Amount: $99,858.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project will investigate self-imaging in fiber structures, and determine feasibility of developing two classes of novel device: highly efficient, near diffraction-limited rare earth ion-doped glass lasers and amplifiers, and high power/energy… More

Robust, Efficient Tunable LWIR Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Sr. Res. Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"Recent world events highlight the need for portable, robust, standoff sensors that can provide early warning of chemical and biological attacks. Sensors are needed to provide search, detect, track and identification functions. Differential absorptionlidar (DIAL) has been demonstrated as one of… More

Novel Compact Short-Pulse Eyesafe Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Iain Mckinnie, Senioe Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,935.00
Abstract:
"Compact, rugged and efficient imaging ladar transceivers are required for future autonomous navigation and missile guidance systems. Current systems do not simultaneously satisfy requirements for transceiver size, weight, prime power, robustness and highrange resolution. This is particularly true… More

Robust and Efficient Tunable Laser for HEL Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,368.00
Abstract:
"CTI proposes a compact, high-efficiency, high beam-quality 2.6-2.9 micron tunable low energy laser (LEL) for SBL applications. The LEL is required for alignment of HEL resonator optics and payload element, testing of diagnostics and low power testing.The proposed transmitter is based on a laser… More

Robust, Efficient Tunable LWIR Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Sr. Res. Scientist
Award Amount: $729,273.00
Abstract:
"Recent world events highlight the need for portable, robust, standoff sensors that can provide early warning of chemical and biological attacks. Sensors are needed to provide search, detect, track and identification functions. Differential absorptionlidar (DIAL) has been demonstrated as one of… More

Frequency-Agile Laser for Target Velocity Compensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Phillips, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
"Frequency-agile lasers with ultra-narrow linewidth are required for several coherent laser applications, including correction for Doppler frequency shifts between fast-moving platforms, and column content Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) measurementsfrom Space with atmospheric depth biassing. … More

High Brightness Beam-Coupler for High Power Diode Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Iain T. McKinnie, Senior Reseach Scientist
Award Amount: $119,902.00
Abstract:
"High brightness lasers have been identified as a means of producing acceptably short and reliable munition ignition times in large caliber guns. For practical purposes, these lasers must be compact, low-cost, efficient and robust to withstand the harshshock environment. High power multiple… More

Compact, Efficient, Robust Eyesafe Ladar Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,936.00
Abstract:
"The Navy has identified a need for an eyesafe pulsed laser transmitter for the CMRTR program, and for similar imaging and designator ladar systems. The transmitter cost, weight, footprint and performance ( >10W, 20-100kHz, 10ns, M2

High Bandwidth, spatial tracking, free-space communication link for low visibility conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Narasimha S. Prasad, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
"Coherent Technologies Inc. (CTI) proposes to develop a laser communication system (LCS) coupled with a high-speed pointing and tracking scheme for greater than 100 Mb/s data rate, for optimal conditions, and 64kbits/sec, for poor atmospheric conditions,applications for short range (1km) multiple… More

Laser Communication System with Spatial Tracking for Moving Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Narasimha Prasad, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $119,753.00
Abstract:
"Coherent Technologies Inc. (CTI) proposes to develop a laser communication system (LCS) coupled with a high-speed pointing and tracking scheme for greater than 1 Gb/s data rate applications in a battlefield environment. The LCS will provide eyesafeoperation with an engagement range up to 5 km… More

Long range, high bandwidth, fast tracking, free-space communication link

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Narasimha S. Prasad, Senior Research scientist
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
"Coherent Technologies Inc. (CTI) proposes to develop a laser communication system (LCS) coupled with a high-speed pointing and tracking scheme for greater than 100 Mb/s data rate, for optimal conditions, and 64kbits/sec, for poor atmospheric conditions,applications for long range (>50km) optical… More

Low-Cost Coherent Laser Radar Wind Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $652,450.00
Abstract:
Wind estimation is a large component in the error budget for LCAC line-charge deployment during mine clearing operations. Currently, the Navy has no viable capability for measuring range and cross winds onboard an LCAC. CTI proposes to develop a low-cost,compact, rugged, eyesafe laser wind sensor… More

Novel Compact Short-Pulse Eyesafe Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,883.00
Abstract:
Compact, rugged and efficient imaging ladar transceivers are required for future autonomous navigation and missile guidance systems. Current systems do not simultaneously satisfy requirements for transceiver size, weight, prime-power, robustness and highrange resolution. In particular, the ladar… More

Frequency-Agile Laser for Target Velocity Compensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark W. Phillips, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $1,385,625.00
Abstract:
Frequency-agile lasers with ultra-narrow linewidth are required for several coherent laser applications, including correction for Doppler frequency shifts between fast-moving platforms, and column content Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) measurementsfrom Space with atmospheric depth biassing. … More

High Brightness Beam-Coupler for High Power Diode Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,809.00
Abstract:
TACOM-ARDEC has demonstrated that high brightness lasers produce highly repeatable class III black powder ignition delay times in large caliber guns. However, for the laser igniters to displace conventional primers they must be compact, lightweight,efficient, robust enough for breech-mounting and… More

Active/passive Signature Synergy Enhancement for Automatic Target Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yura Andreiev, Senior Researcher
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
A new approach to combat identification using orthogonal sensor modalities is proposed that selectively uses 1D and 3D shape echo data, range resolved vibrometry and passive multi-band IR imaging to provide an Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) capabilityto meet Air Force mission objectives. CTI… More

Laser Communication System With Spatial Tracking for movable platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Narasimha Prasad, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,867.00
Abstract:
Coherent technologies, Inc. (CTI) proposes to design and build a compact, eyesafe, free-space laser communication system (LCS) with novel high speed tracking and scanning unit with greater than 200 Mb/s data rate for mobile platforms in a battle fieldenvironment. The novel LCS will provide eyesafe… More

Advanced Autonomous Target Acquisition (ATA) and Track Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles Bjork, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
CTI proposes an algorithm suite/design approach to improve speed, accuracy, and reliability of missile hardbody acquisition, track maintenance, and classification/identification efficiency. Various multiband passive IR, visible, and UV approaches, andnow, visible and IR ladar approaches, are being… More

Novel Architecture for High Power MOPA Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,866.00
Abstract:
Directed energy missile defense applications require a new generation of high power solid-state electrical lasers. Scalability of current state-of-the-art kW-class solid-state MOPA systems is limited by thermo-optic aberrations in the gain medium, andby heat transport and disposal. … More

High-Resolution Solid-State Range-Doppler Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Phil Gatt, Principal Physicist
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
CTI proposes to develop a novel range-Doppler imaging ladar based upon an efficient, compact, solid-state, 1 um, 25 Watt, ladar technology for Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicles (EKV). This technology will be capable of unresolved target detection anddiscrimination at ranges in excess of 300 km. The… More

Range-Resolved DIAL for Eye-Safe Detection of CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John H. Marquardt
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
72300S03-I Since the start of the industrial revolution, the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has risen from about 280 parts per million to greater then 360 parts per million. As a leading greenhouse gas, the understanding of the carbon cycle is critical for predictions of global… More

Ballistic Missile Innovative Electro-Optic Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Amy Sullivan, Research Engineer I
Award Amount: $69,165.00
Abstract:
The MDA has identified a need for applications or or modifications to existing products whether Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) or Military-off-theshelf (MOTS) that are applied in creative ways to MDA systems, subsystems, or component requirements. CTIproposes an innovative improvement to its… More

High Bandwidth, Fast Tracking, Free-Space Communication Link for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Narasimha S. Prasad, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies Inc. (CTI) proposes to develop a laser communication system (LCS) coupled with a high-speed pointing and tracking scheme for greater than 1 Gb/s data rate applications for missile defense flight tests. The LCS will provide eyesafeoperation with an engagement range greater than… More

High Brightness Directed Energy Laser for Ship Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
Ship defense requires 10kW-100kW near diffraction-limited lasers with optimal wavelength and temporal format, taking into account laser efficiency and beam quality, atmospheric transmission, thermal-blooming, and target interactions. Solid-state lasertechnology is most mature at 1mm wavelength, but… More

High-energy, multi-spectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop a transmitter for a surf-zone mine countermeasures (SZMC) system. The sensor will search for mines and surface targets in shallow water, beach and low vegetation areas. The SZMC sensor will use a multi-band,dual-polarization illuminator and produce… More

High-energy, multi-spectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,668.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop a transmitter for a surf-zone mine countermeasures (SZMC) system. The sensor will search for mines and surface targets in shallow water, beach and low vegetation areas. The SZMC sensor will use a multi-band,dual-polarization illuminator and produce… More

Compact, High Power Ladar Technology for Angle-Angle Range and Range-Resolved Doppler Imaging Seekers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Compact, high-power, near diffraction-limited solid-state lasers are required for MDA missile defense interceptor Advanced Seekers. Range-resolved doppler imagers (RRDI) are desired because of significant advantages for precision measurement anddiscrimination. CTI proposes a breakthrough laser… More

Nonlinear Optical Up-Converter for Eye-Safe Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John H. Marquardt, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Active imaging in the short- and mid-wave infrared has well-known benefits versus shorter wavelengths: eye safety, better visibility through battlefield obscurants, high atmospheric transmission, and reduced background emission. However, there are no suitable imaging detectors at eye-safe… More

SBIR Phase II: Self-Imaging Transmitters for Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, PI
Award Amount: $499,703.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project will develop and demonstrate self-imaging laser technologies for eyesafe remote sensing applications. Laser based remote sensing applications require a variety of output formats, including amplitude modulated (AM) and frequency modulated (FM) continuous wave (CW) lasers;… More

Novel Architecture for High Power MOPA Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
Directed energy missile defense applications require a new generation of compact and efficient high power solid-state electrical lasers. Scalability of current state-of-the-art kW-class solid-state Master Oscillator/Power Amplifier (MOPA) systems is limited by thermo-optic aberrations in the gain… More

High Energy Solid State Laser (SSL) for Ship Self-Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Iain McKinnie, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $1,499,997.00
Abstract:
Ship defense requires 100 kW-1MW near diffraction-limited lasers with optimal wavelength and temporal format. Laser efficiency, beam quality, atmospheric transmission, thermal-blooming, and target interactions must be taken into account. Navy efforts to date have focused principally on the free… More

Ultra-Compact Doppler LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for Unmanned Aerial/Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gerard Pelk, Business Unit Manager
Award Amount: $119,986.00
Abstract:
The rapid development UAVs and UGVs for the Future Combat System is producing requirements for remote sensing of volumetric winds and wind hazards such as wind shear, gusts, and clear air turbulence for safe and efficient vehicle operation. Mission specific parameters such as aerosol plume… More

Ultra-Compact Doppler LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for Unmanned Aerial/Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jerry Pelk, Business Unit Manager
Award Amount: $721,232.00
Abstract:
The rapid development UAVs and UGVs for the Future Combat System is producing requirements for remote sensing of volumetric winds and wind hazards such as wind shear, gusts, and clear air turbulence for safe and efficient vehicle operation. Mission specific parameters such as aerosol plume… More

Multi-Function EO Sensor Suite for Small UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Greg Wagner, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,813.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is currently developing many airborne sensors for a variety of airborne platforms, but the increased use of smaller uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) requires significant reductions in sensor size, weight, and power consumption. Many systems that were originally designed for larger… More

Compact, Efficient Laser Radar Transmitters using Wavelength Stabilized Pump Diodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Chris Wood, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $99,315.00
Abstract:
CTI has extensive experience with high performance, mil-spec, flight-qualified LADAR systems, and we are keenly aware that the environmental control systems for such lasers can often be larger, heavier, and more power-hungry than the lasers themselves. Additionally, transmitters for LADAR systems… More

Coherent Ladar Algorithm for Robust Target Acquisition, Discrimination, Aimpoint Selection and Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles Bjork, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,561.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies Inc., proposes "Coherent Ladar Algorithm for Robust Acquisition, Discrimination, Aimpoint Selection and Maintenance" to address MDA Ladar algorithm development and signature processing for advanced missile seekers. The proposed algorithm exploits unique capabilities of… More

Frequency-Agile Laser for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Velocity Compensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Phillips, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Frequency-agile lasers with ultra-narrow linewidth are required for several coherent laser applications, including correction for Doppler frequency shifts between satellite platforms in low earth orbit. Coherent Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop a compact near-monolithic laser operating at… More

Compact, Efficient, and Robust Eyesafe Ladar Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Wood, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $119,571.00
Abstract:
The Army has identified a need for a laser transmitter for the NetFires Loitering Attack Missile and Precision Attack Missile programs, and for similar ladar systems in expendable munitions. CTI has performed a detailed trade study which shows that current 1 or 1.5 micron laser architectures… More

Landmine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Philip Gatt, Research Scientist, Princ
Award Amount: $69,962.00
Abstract:
Buried landmines produce distinct seismic surface vibrations when excited by acoustic or pressure energy. Many approaches to this problem are being investigated. To date the biggest problem is the slow demining rate due to dwell time requirements. The platform speed is governed by the necessary… More

Compact, Efficient, and Robust Eyesafe Ladar Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Koroshetz, Research Engineer II
Award Amount: $729,186.00
Abstract:
The US Army has identified the need for a compact, lightweight, self-contained, electrically efficient, ruggedizable laser transmitter for 3-D imaging ladar applications. The transmitter cost, weight, footprint, and performance requirements (>5 W, 20-30 kHz, 5-20 ns) cannot be simultaneously met… More

Ladar Polarized Signature Technique (LAPSIT) for Plume Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Terry Nichols, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $99,884.00
Abstract:
Coherent Technologies Inc. (CTI), proposes to develop a novel technique for modeling coherent ladar signatures of objects (e.g., post-boost vehicles, re-entry vehicles, and debris) through missile effluent plumes and debris. Polarized object hardbody signatures from CTI's ladar signature tools will… More

Air-cooled High-power Blue-Green Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Wood, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $69,180.00
Abstract:
CTI's extensive experience with high energy, mil-spec laser systems makes us keenly aware that the environmental controls for such lasers can be larger, heavier, and more power-hungry than the lasers themselves. The next generation of airborne lasers must address this situation head-on in order for… More

Space Qualifiable Laser Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bert Callicoatt, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $99,943.00
Abstract:
High average power lasers are necessary for space-based missions such as long-range sensing and directed energy weapons. Such long-range sensors typically require kW-class power with low intensity noise, diffraction limited beam quality, and high efficiency. In order to meet these and other… More

Frequency-Agile Laser for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Velocity Compensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark W. Phillips, Deputy Director of R&D
Award Amount: $749,856.00
Abstract:
Frequency-agile lasers with ultra-narrow linewidth are required for several coherent laser applications, including correction for Doppler frequency shifts between satellite platforms in low earth orbit. Coherent Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop a compact near-monolithic laser operating at… More

Low-Cost Portable Lidar Wind Profiler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott Shald, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $117,628.00
Abstract:
The Army requires accurate sensing of low-level winds in order to accurately predict the dispersion of chemical or biological agents. Currently, towers equipped with multiple in-situ sensors are used for this measurement, but such towers are expensive and difficult to move, and it may not be… More

Variable-Resolution Compact 3D Range Imaging Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phil Gatt, Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,925.00
Abstract:
There is a need for an Obstacle Avoidance System (OAS) for small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to detect fixed obstacles (e.g., trees, buildings, and wires) and proximity to manned aircraft or other UAVs. Small UAVs impose many different constraints, such as flying close to the ground, and limited… More

Air-cooled High-power Blue-Green Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher S. Wood, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $196,861.00
Abstract:
CTI's experience with high energy, mil-spec laser systems makes us keenly aware that the environmental controls for such lasers can be larger, heavier, and more power-hungry than the lasers themselves. The next generation of airborne lasers must address this situation head-on in order for dramatic… More

Space Qualifiable Laser Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bert Callicoatt, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $727,391.00
Abstract:
High average power lasers are necessary for space-based missions such as long-range sensing and directed energy weapons. Such long-range sensors typically require kW-class power with low intensity noise, diffraction limited beam quality, and high efficiency. In order to meet these and other… More

Compact, Low Cost, Real-Time Lidar Wind Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Carl Embry, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $119,639.00
Abstract:
Wind estimation is a large component in the error budget for high altitude, long offset distance, precision airdrops. Cargo landing accuracy would greatly improve by precise crosswind measurements on the guided platform - a capability currently not available. CTI proposes to design and demonstrate… More

Laser Vibrometry System for Space Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steve Johnson, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,866.00
Abstract:
CTI proposes to develop a ground-based coherent laser radar for satellite vibration measurements. This system will be designed to make measurements of surface vibrations of satellites in orbits of up to 1000 km altitude. The vibration measurements will yield velocity power spectral densities up to 1… More

High Speed Readout for Photodiode Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Schellhase, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,419.00
Abstract:
State-of-the-art wide temporal bandwidth laser radar detectors require high-speed, wide bandwidth, low noise Read Out Integrated Circuits (ROICs) to take advantage of the 1+ GHz bandwidth detectors and exploit a richer set of target signatures at increased spatial resolution. Today's CMOS… More

Low Cost Adaptive Optics for Tactical LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carl Embry, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Future military aircraft will rely heavily on active laser systems to perform functions such as reconnaissance imaging, target designation, communications and directed energy. However, there is significant difficulty in overcoming the effects of atmospheric turbulence and platform vibrations. … More

Multispectral Lidar for Plume Particle Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott Shald, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
As active ladar systems become more and more common in missile defense roles, the need for accurate missile signature models increases. Laser radars are currently being pursued for tracking of boosting missiles due to the obvious benefits of clutter rejection and increased precision over passive… More

Single Frequency Laser with Intracavity Electro-Optic Phase Modulation for Frequency Agility and Frequency Stabilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark W. Phillips, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
Single frequency lasers with rapid tuning ability and subsequent active phase noise suppression for sub-1kHz linewidths are key components for coherent laser applications requiring long coherence length local oscillators and Doppler frequency shift compensation. Such applications include airborne… More

Compact Eyesafe Doppler Lidar Wind Sensor for UAV Leaflet Delivery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Robert Stoneman, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,949.00
Abstract:
USSOCOM requires a real-time wind-profiling sensor to support precision air delivery of PSYOP leaflets and other cargo from the WSADS Leaflet Delivery System (LDS) UAV without exposing personnel to combat loss. The WSADS-LDS platform limits sensor volume to one cubic foot and weight to 30 pounds. … More

Variable-Resolution Compact 3D Range Imaging Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phil Gatt, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,974.00
Abstract:
There is a need for an Obstacle Avoidance System (OAS) for small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to detect fixed obstacles (e.g., trees, buildings, and wires) and proximity to manned aircraft or other UAVs. Small UAVs impose many different constraints, such as flying close to the ground and limited… More