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High-Speed Bipolar Multi-level Spatial Light Modulator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
48486
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-2130
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: 2001
Title: High-Speed Bipolar Multi-level Spatial Light Modulator
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD19-01-C-0063
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 2 m pulsed coherent Doppler lidar hardware that is critically augmented with an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) to enable tunable mid-wave infrared (MWIR) operation for multi-color lidar aerosolcharacterization as well as differential absorption lidar (DIAL) measurement of tracer gas concentration. The ongoing Phase I program is conducting system performance trades to establish sensitivity and spatial and temporal resolution capability forvarious system configurations. A novel receiver architecture has been identified to both improve system sensitivity and reduce system complexity. The proposed Phase II program will develop a detailed design, supported through carefully-designed riskreduction measurements, based on the Phase I preliminary design. An existing (Army Research Office owned) transceiver and signal processor will then be modified to incorporate the MWIR transmit/receive architecture. Field measurements will be conductedat an Army facility to evaluate system performance as a function of range, and update and scan rate (spatial resolution).

Principal Investigator:

Iain McKinnie
Sr. Res. Scientist
3036042000
sdorsey@foster-miller.com

Business Contact:

Sammy Henderson
Executive VP & CTO
3036042000
sdorsey@foster-miller.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
655 Aspen Ridge Drive Lafayette, CO 80026

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