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OMNIDIRECTIONAL OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR SHORT RANGE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14723
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14723
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sets Technology Inc
300 Kahelu Ave Suite 10 Mililani, HI 96789
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: OMNIDIRECTIONAL OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR SHORT RANGE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,950.00
 

Abstract:

AN OMNIDIRECTIONAL OPTICAL SYSTEM THAT DIRECTS LIGHT FROM AN EXTENDED SOURCE (TUBULAR IN CIRCULAR FORMAT) INTO A HORIZONTAL PLANE WITH A HALF POWER VERTICAL DIVERGENCE OF +4.5 DEGREES WITH A MAXIMUM MEAN HORIZONTAL INTENSITY IS DESIRED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF MARITIME (AND OTHER) NAVIGATION. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO INVESTIGATE NOVEL METHODS OF LIGHT PROJECTION USING NON-IMAGING OPTICAL SURFACES, WHICH CAN REACH THE THEORETICAL LIMITS OF RADIATIVE TRANSPORT AND BE MORE EFFICIENT THAN CONVENTIONAL OPTICS, TO DESIGN INNOVATIVE, CANDIDATE NON-IMAGING LIGHT PROJECTING SYSTEMS THAT MEET OR EXCEED THE DESIRED REQUIREMENTS AND SELECT THE MOST APPROPRIATE OPTICAL DESIGN FOR PROTOTYPE DESIGN. THE ADVANTAGES OF A NONIMAGING OPTICS SYSTEM ARE: (1) NO MOVING PARTS FOR OMNIDIRECTIONAL COVERAGE;(2) ACCURATELY CONTROLLEDVERTICAL DISPERSION; (3) MAXIMIZED INTENSITY; (4) EASY ASSEMBLY AND SERVICING; (5) LOW PROFILE; AND (6) STACKING FOR SEQUENTIALLY FLASHED MOTION SIMULATION. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY SETS TECHNOLOGY PERSONNEL IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS; REQUIREMENTS STUDY AND ASSESSMENT, NON-IMAGING OPTICAL DESIGN, COMPARISON WITH CONVENTIONAL OPTICAL DESIGNS, DEVELOPMENT OF A CANDIDATE MECHANICAL SUPPORT DESIGN, OPTICAL EFFICIENCY, AND UTILITY AND FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENTS. THE RESULTS OF THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO A PHASE II PROTOTYPE.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Gradie
Senior Scientist
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sets Technology Inc
300 Kahelu Ave # 10 Mililani, HI 96789

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