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Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Bridger Photonics, Inc.
2310 University Way Bldg 4-4 Bozeman, MT 59715-6504
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CL07C
Award Amount: $198,559.00


Bridger Photonics Inc. (Bridger) proposes to develop the most compact, efficient and low-cost ultra-violet ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) transmitter available. This system will use a frequency-doubled, conductively-cooled, q-switched Nd:YAG laser to pump a combination optical parametric oscillator (OPO) and sum frequency generation (SFG) cavity to deliver 6 ns, 1.5 mJ and 1 kHz pulses at three wavelengths within the 280 nm to 316 nm ozone DIAL band. Bridger will employ mechanically robust and environmentally insensitive monolithic laser and OPO designs making the transmitter well suited for continuous DIAL measurements from ground-based, airborne and space-based platforms. Bridger estimates that the high efficiency and compact packaging offered by the proposed pump laser and OPO will result in an ozone DIAL transmitter that weighs<30 kg (including the control electronics), consumes less than 550 W of power at 110VAC, and costs less than $75,000 per unit.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Thorpe
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Pete Roos
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Bridger Photonics Inc.
112 East Lincoln Bozeman, MT 59715-6504

EIN/Tax ID: 205926537
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No