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THERE ARE VARIOUS METHODS PRESENTLY IN USE FOR ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
1125
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1125
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optima Systems Inc.
One North Ave Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: THERE ARE VARIOUS METHODS PRESENTLY IN USE FOR ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF DISTANCES INVOLVING LASER TECHNOLOGY.
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $46,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERE ARE VARIOUS METHODS PRESENTLY IN USE FOR ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF DISTANCES INVOLVING LASER TECHNOLOGY. THESE DEVICES, INTERFEROMETERS, USE COHERENT LIGHT WAVES TO INTERPRET DISTANCES. MEASUREMENT IS QUITE PRECISE; HOWEVER, THE UNIT IS COSTLY AND MUCH MORE PRECISE THAN MANY APPLICATIONS REQUIRE. THEY ARE ALSO BULKY, DIFFICULT TO IMPLEMENT, AND USUALLY DESIGNED FOR OPERATION IN A FIXED POSITION. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE PRACTICAL AND SIGNIFICANTLY LESS EXPENSIVE MEASURING DEVICE USING LASER TECHNOLOGY IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE UPON THESE INTERFEROMETERS. OPTIMA PROPOSESA UNIT THAT INCORPORATES A LASER WHICH PRODUCES MODULATED LIGHT WAVES.THIS MODULATED LIGHT WOULD BE DIRECTED AT A TARGET OBJECT. THE OBJECT WOULD REFLECT THIS LIGHT BACK TO A BEAM SPLITTER, WHERE THE RETURNED MODULATION WOULD TRAVEL TO A PHOTOCELL. THE PHASE OF THE RETURNED LIGHT WOULD BE PROCESSED THROUGH A PHASE COMPARATOR. THE RESULT OF THIS PROCESS WOULD BE A DC VOLTAGE WHICH WOULD THEN BE DIGITIZED USING AN A/D CONVERTER AND THE DISTANCE DISPLAYED ON A LED OR LCD DISPLAY. A SIMPLE MICROPROCESSOR WOULD CONTROL DISPLAY FUNCTIONS, TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION, AND NORMALIZE ANY PHASE NON-LINEARITY.

Principal Investigator:

Robert hoffman
6172733055

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optima Systems, Inc.
121 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington, MA 01803

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