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Extended Range Optical Underwater Imaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70248
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-176-0016
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corporation
22121 20th Avenue SE Bothell, WA 98021-4408
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Extended Range Optical Underwater Imaging
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-06-C-0083
Award Amount: $749,911.00
 

Abstract:

Aculight has teamed with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD to develop and demonstrate an underwater imager capable of imaging through 7 - 8 attenuation lengths. Such an optical underwater imager capable of imaging mines or other objects of interest is needed by the Navy to enable detection of submerged threats in turbid coastal and harbor waters. The objective of the proposed program is to design and demonstrate an underwater imaging system that will produce high resolution images in such turbid waters. Combining cutting-edge fiber laser technology with a very novel compact, yet large-aperture receiver design yields a high-performance imaging system which will fit easily in available underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs). The system will provide very substantial increases in sensitivity and optical resolution, enabling detection of threats both overseas and in our home waters.

Principal Investigator:

Roy Mead
Principal Investigator
4254821100
roy.mead@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis D. Lowenthal
VP of Research & Developm
4254821100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACULIGHT CORP.
11805 North Creek Parkway S. Suite 113 Bothell, WA 98011

EIN/Tax ID: 911581683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No