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NOVEL EYE-SAFE DIODE-LASER LIDAR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
15237
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15237
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS, INC.
3404 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: NOVEL EYE-SAFE DIODE-LASER LIDAR
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $265,430.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF GAINASP SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE LASERS FOR FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AT 1.55 UM HAS LED TO CONSIDERATION OF THE POTENTIAL USE OF THESE DEVICES IN COMPACT, EYE-SAFE LASER RADAR SYSTEMS. WE PROPOSE A NOVEL LIDAR TECHNIQUE THAT CAN MAKE EFFICIENT USE OF THE NOVEL PROPERTIES OF CW DIODE LASERS, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE BOTH RANGE AND DOPPLER DATA ON TARGETS. IN THE PHASE I EFFORT WE WILL CONDUCT A MODELING STUDY OF THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE, PERFORM ANINITIAL LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION USING A COMMERCIAL LASER, AND ASSESSTHE FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-POWER, LONG-WAVELENGTH DIODE LASERS. ANITICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONSCOMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS COULD INCLUDE HAND-HELD LIDARS FOR TRAFFIC MONITORING, SENSORS FOR MACHINE AUTOMATION AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED DETECTORS FOR AUTOMATIC BRAKING SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

David Welford
Principal Investigator
5083712299

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
45 Winthrop Street Concord, MA 01742

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