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Electro-Optic Laser Scanners for Space-Based Lidar

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095590
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Electro-Optic Laser Scanners for Space-Based Lidar
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CA88C
Award Amount: $598,489.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this phase II SBIR is to design and build new non-mechanical, electro-optic (EO) laser scanners that will be suitable for space based laser ranging, with a specific focus on the upcoming Lidar Surface Topography (LIST) mission. Even though the applications for EO laser scanning are extensive and pervasive, replacing opto-mechanics has been a historically intractable problem. Vescent Photonics has developed a proprietary electro-optic architecture that enables, for the first time, very wide field-of-regard (270 degrees of scanning demonstrated) and simple EO laser scanners. In our phase I work we demonstrated that these new EO scanners can be designed/adapted to meet the unique performance requirements for satellite based laser sensors. In phase II we will design, build and deliver a full EO scanner system, including a mated optical amplifier that will meet the LIST performance requirements. This phase II program will advance the TRL from 4 to 5-6.

Principal Investigator:

Scott R. Davis
Principal Investigator
3032966766
davis@Vescentphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Jennifer Kellogg
Business Official
3032966766
jkellogg@vescentphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vescent Photonics, Inc.
4865 East 41st Avenue Denver, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 030437707
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No