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Cycloidal Fan for Low-Noise Air Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53513
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-1226
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Cycloidal Fan for Low-Noise Air Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-01-C-2068
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 wavelengths. CTI proposes a nonlinear sum-frequency generator (SFG) to convert an image at 1.55 mm to a shorter wavelength where image intensifiers can be used. In addition, the SFG can provide spectral filtering andoptical range-gating capability. Modern nonlinear optical materials can operate with high efficiency using modest pump sources in a compact design. CTI proposes a SFG converter with a large field-of-view, that is relatively temperature insensitive, andoperates at room temperature. In Phase I, CTI will conduct detailed analyses and laboratory demonstrations to validate the proposed nonlinear up-converter. In Phase II, an imaging breadboard converter will be tested, optimized, and delivered.(1) increasedetection sensitivity in eye-safe laser radar imaging, (2) demonstrate enhanced 2D LADAR imaging through SFG converter, (3) demonstrate receiver techniques through optical range-gating.

Principal Investigator:

John Marquardt
Research Scientist
3036042000
johnm@ctilidar.com

Business Contact:

Sammy Henderson
Exec. V.P. & C.T.O.
3036042000
sammy@ctilidar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 840953476
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No