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Sea Water Attenuation Remote Measurement by LIDAR (SWARM-L)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98249
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-205-0173
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-205
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Sea Water Attenuation Remote Measurement by LIDAR (SWARM-L)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-M-0099
Award Amount: $69,973.00
 

Abstract:

Aret, Associates proposes to design a prototype Sea Water Attenuation Remote Measurement by LIDAR (SWARM-L) system for measuring the optical attenuation coefficient, Kd, of sea-water based on our extensive experience of designing and fielding blue-green LIDAR systems. Core design components of SWARM-L consist of a 532nm short pulsed laser transmitter, a high speed, high sensitivity, solid state receiver, LIDAR signal processing utilizing Aret, Associates' expertise in ocean optics and modeling, and an innovative approach to address packaging and ease of use. For Phase I, a preliminary design will be completed, including component specifications, component trade studies, and preliminary system validation through simulation. Aret, Associates has the foremost experience with understanding the requirements necessary to design and build a sensor suited for the measurement of the optical attenuation coefficient, Kd, which will correlate to the AMCM blue-green LIDAR systems' Ksys. This allows quick and safe sampling of the relevant optical attenuation in the AMCM operational environment for the purpose of preparing optimal mission plans for the ALMDS and RAMICS MCM systems.

Principal Investigator:

Lonnie Calmes
Engineering Manager
5205718660
lcalmes@arete.com

Business Contact:

David Kane
Vice President
5205718660
contracts@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No