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Solid-State Lidar for Monitoring Turbulent Air Motion

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22884
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22884
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
135 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027 0302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Solid-State Lidar for Monitoring Turbulent Air Motion
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
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 develop and test an appropriate long coherence time-pulsed transceiver. The program proposed herein will develop scanning and real-time signal processing components to be used with this transceiver and will carry out a flight demonstration of the integrated system. A capability to make measurements of atmospheric wind profiles off the aircraft track will be incorporated. The overall instrument is to be developed with the particular goal of making highly precise measurement of the ambient wind vector along the track of a research aircraft. This data will be coupled to simultaneous on- board measurements of species density so that estimates of the turbulent fluxes and growth/decay rates of various species in the planetary biosphere can be monitored. Additional application areas include: detection and monitoring of large high altitude wind velocity turbulence that can cause 'unstart' in supersonic aircraft; provide precision airdata autopilot input; and short- range windshear monitoring for commercial airliner wake vortex encounters.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen M. Hannon
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Coherent Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 7488 Boulder, CO 80306

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