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Range Atmospheric visibility Monitoring (RAVM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
40868
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40868
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ophir Corp
10184 West Belleview Avenue, Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127-1762
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Range Atmospheric visibility Monitoring (RAVM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,941.00
 

Abstract:

To fully characterize the here must be To fully characterize the e, the atmosphere must be characterized for extinction factors leading to reduced contrast, as well as turbulence effects which reduce the image resolution of targets. The proposed system is a Rayleigh/Mie lidar (laser radar) system which measures molecular and aerosol backscattering to map out the range-resolved atmospheric extinction coefficient. The visual range and maximum image resolution are then calculated from these results. The system employes a narrow line width, frequency agile Cr:LiSAF/Raman-shifted laser transmitter capable of multiwavelength operations at all typical sensor wavelength (for example, visible, 850nm, 1.6um, and the 2-5um range). The detection system will use a novelfiltering scheme for separating the Rayleigh and Mie return signals. Future addons will make the lidar fully scanning to deliver 2-D or 3-D visibility information throughout the entire airspace.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Stuart P. Beaton
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Small Business Information at Submission:

OPHIR CORP.
10184 West Belleview Ave. Littleton, CO 80127

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