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New Lidar Laser Configuration for Earth Science Measurements

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
100069
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
T4.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: New Lidar Laser Configuration for Earth Science Measurements
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CB04C
Award Amount: $749,740.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR Phase 1 program, Fibertek successfully developed and demonstrated a breadboard version of a pulsed fiber laser capable of high-spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) measurements. This was installed in the Lidar Lab. at the Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore county (UMBC). Lidar integration, calibration and validation was successfully performed, leading to the demonstration of direct backscatter measurements up to 10km atmospheric height, and HSRL measurement of the atmospheric boundary layer aerosol. Such measurements compared very well to the co-located lidar measurements conducted via the ELF and MPLNET lidar systems.For the STTR Phase 2 program, Fibertek and UMBC propose to mature this technology platform, to develop, test, deliver and demonstrate a completed standalone HSRL lidar system capable continuos lidar measurement. The HSRL lidar transmitter sub-system can be also used for airborne HSRL missions, and the design is both power-scalable and compatible with a qualification roadmap, for future space-based HSRL missions.

Principal Investigator:

Youming Chen
Principal Investigator
7034717671
ychen@fibertek.com

Business Contact:

Larry Johns
Business Official
7034717671
ljohns@fibertek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA 20171-4603

EIN/Tax ID: 541255705
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250-0002
Contact: Christina Stanger