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LASER FOR GENERATING A SODIUM-FLUORESCENCE GUIDE STAR

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21608
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21608
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: LASER FOR GENERATING A SODIUM-FLUORESCENCE GUIDE STAR
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,455.00
 

Abstract:

THE IMAGING PERFORMANCE OF GROUND-BASED ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPES IS COMPROMISED BY ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE. THERE IS INCREASED INTEREST IN THE USE OF ADAPTIVE OPTICS TO CORRECT FOR ATMOSPHERIC DISTORTION. ONE GENERAL CONCEPT FOR ATMOSPHERIC COMPENSATION INVOLVES THE USE OF A SO-CALLED ARTIFICIAL GUIDE STAR, CREATED BY ILLUMINATION OF THE MESOSPHERIC SODIUM LAYER, TO GENERATE THE INFORMATION NEEDED FOR CONTROL OF THE ADAPTIVE OPTICS. THE INTENT OF THIS EFFORT IS TO DESIGN AND TEST KEY ELEMENTS OF A PROTOTYPE SOLID STATE LASER FOR USE WITH A SODIUM-GUIDE-STAR SYSTEM. THE LASER EMPLOYS SUM-FREQUENCY GENERATION OF PULSED, 589-NM RADIATION FROM TWO ND:YAG LASERS OPERATING AT 1065 AND 1319 NM.

Principal Investigator:

Peter F Moulton
5083712299

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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