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Compact Eyesafe Doppler Lidar Wind Sensor for UAV Leaflet Delivery System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
76699
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S043-007-0049
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: 2005
Title: Compact Eyesafe Doppler Lidar Wind Sensor for UAV Leaflet Delivery System
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-05-P-0020
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. Coherent Technologies, Inc (CTI) proposes to develop a design for a prototype eyesafe Doppler lidar wind sensor in Phase I that meets USSOCOM's volume, weight, and performance requirements for the LDS application. A functional prototype transceiver that leverages volume and weight reduction work in progress on CTI's commercial 2.0 micron WindTracerr wind sensor, will be built and tested in Phase II. The proposed wind sensor will utilize an innovative eyesafe laser transmitter technology operating within the telecom band at 1.6 micron wavelength. The proposed laser medium has an intrinsically low thermal load, enabling development of a compact, lightweight, and efficient air-cooled transceiver that will further reduce volume and weight below the in-progress WindTracerr work. The proposed Phase I / II effort leverages CTI's proven capabilities in packaging compact, rugged, and reliable airborne coherent lidar sensor hardware, thereby providing a low-risk approach to meeting the WSADS-LDS requirements with proven Doppler lidar wind sensor technology.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Stoneman
Sr. Research Scientist
3036042000
Bob.Stoneman@ctilidar.com

Business Contact:

Timothy Carrig
Director Research & Development
3036042000
Tim.Carrig@ctilidar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
135 S. Taylor Avenue Louisville, CO 80027

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