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Ultra-Compact Doppler LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for Unmanned…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68117
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1460
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Ultra-Compact Doppler LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for Unmanned Aerial/Ground Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-06-C-0064
Award Amount: $727,873.00
 

Abstract:

Coherent Laser Radar is becoming a versatile remote sensing tool. It is applied to a wide variety of situations ranging from atmospheric monitoring of wind and aerosols to vibrometric monitoring of remote objects.[1] A compact, low weight system is however required to break into most of the applications relevant to DoD, such as wind-shear detection in unmanned vehicles, detection of chemical and biological aerosols in both ground and airbase platforms and vibrometry of remotely located objects. We propose here a series of technological implementations and a path towards a very compact lidar system allowing for the monitoring of winds in the 1550nm eye-safe region at ranges of several kilometers. We also show that the proposed system is capable of measuring winds in a wide range of atmospheric conditions. The proposed system is very versatile since it will also have the ability to perform coherent molecular DIAL measurements and DISC measurements of Biological compounds. In this Phase II SBIR, we will focus our efforts in demonstrating the ability of monitoring winds at ranges of several kilometers with technologies allowing for compact, rugged and durable Lidar systems.

Principal Investigator:

William Torruellas
Director
7034717671
wtorruellas@fibertek.com

Business Contact:

Jim Phillips
Contracts Manager
7034717671
jphillips@fibertek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIBERTEK, INC.
510 Herndon Parkway Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID: 541255705
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No