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Novel Compact Short-Pulse Eyesafe Transmitter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
58126
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-0954
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: 2003
Title: Novel Compact Short-Pulse Eyesafe Transmitter
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAH01-03-C-R095
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 transmitter must provide ~1ns eyesafe pulses to resolve <20cm depth for typical target features. Low gain in Q-switched erbium lasers prevents 1ns pulse operation; mode-locked lasers are not sufficiently robust;OPOs suffer from sensitivity to phase-mismatch, pump parameters, and build-up time which inhibit efficient 1ns pulse generation; and conventional bulk nanosecond Raman lasers are complex for FLASH imaging and inefficient for

Principal Investigator:

Iain McKinnie
Senior Research Scientist
3036042000
iainm@ctilidar.com

Business Contact:

Sammy Henderson
Executive VP and CTO
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