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Intensity Modulated CW Lidar for UAV and Ceilometry Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
40790
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40790
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISIDYNE, INC.
99 S. Bedford St, Suite 103 Burlington, MA 01803-5145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Intensity Modulated CW Lidar for UAV and Ceilometry Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,900.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to critically evaluate by measurement, analysis, and an engineering study the potential for adaptation of Visidyne's intensity modulated diode laser technology to the construction of 1) a quasi-cw lidar suitable for UAV mounting and with sufficient sensitivity to remotely detect evaluated particle scatter from plumes and 2) a new generation of sensitive optical ceilometers. Our preliminary analysis of these applications indicate that they stand to gain from the combination of the intensity modulation technique and the use of lightweight and efficient laser diode technology. Since these applications are not marginal in terms of signal to noise ratio, the packaging, reliability, cost, and maintenance advantages of diode lasers will make them preferred over alternate technologies, e.g., lidars employing pulsed solid state lasers.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Patrick Mcnicholl
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

VISIDYNE, INC.
10 Corporate Pl. Burlington, MA 01803

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