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EYE-SAFE SOLID-STATE DOPPLER LIDAR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12649
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12649
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP. 2400 CHARLESTON RD MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: EYE-SAFE SOLID-STATE DOPPLER LIDAR
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $396,392.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF PHASE I AND PHASE II TOGETHER WOULD BE TO BUILD AND DELIVER TO AFGL AN EYE-SAFE DOPPLER WIND-SENSING LIDAR AT 2 OR 2.1 MICRONS. THIS LIDAR WOULD BE INTEGRATED INTO THE AFGL MOBILE LIDAR LABORATORY. DURING PHASE I, WE PROPOSE TO BUILD AND TEST A KEY COMPONENT OF THE LIDAR SYSTEM, THE HETERODYNE DETECTOR. WE WOULD FIRST DEMONSTRATE OFFSET FREQUENCY LOCKING OF A PAIR OF DOPPLER SHIFTS DUE TO PLATFORM VELOCITY. THEN WE WOULD BUILD TWO HETERODYNEDETECTION SYSTEMS, ONE USING SINGLE-MODE FIBER AND ONE USING FREESPACE BEAMS. WE WOULD COMPARE THE EFFICIENCY AND WORKABILITY OF THESE TWO SYSTEMS. THE FINAL EXPERIMENTS OF PHASE I WOULD BE TO COMPARE RETURN SIGNAL OBTAINED WITH A CW LABORATORY LASER RADAR TO THE SIGNAL EXPECTED FROM THEORY. ALSO DURING PHASE I, WE WOULD PLAN A PULSED DOPPLER LIDAR SUITABLE FOR FIELD TESTING IN PHASE II, AND OBTAIN THE SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF LASERS USED IN THE AFGL MOBILE LIDAR LAB.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Thomas J Kane
4159620755

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lightwave Electronics Corp.
1161 San Antonio Rd Mountain View, CA 94043

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