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Shipboard Atmospheric Propagation Measurements

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78549
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D06-4071
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Shipboard Atmospheric Propagation Measurements
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00164-06-C-6030
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Aculight proposes to develop a compact, fieldable instrument which can make direct measurements of aerosol absorption at the wavelengths 1.04, 1.6 and 2.1 microns. The instrument will be capable of measurement of absorption levels as low as 10-9 cm-1. The device will be based upon the use of fiber lasers and a novel photo acoustic detection technique which is immune to background acoustic noise. The sensing technique does not require precise optical misalignment, and the use of fiber lasers will make the optical excitation source highly rugged. Since the sensor will provide a direct measurement of aerosol absorption rather than a difference between extinction and scattering, the measurement will provide data which enhances understanding of thermal blooming which affects high power laser propagation in a maritime atmosphere.

Principal Investigator:

Angus Henderson
Principal Investigator
4254821100
angus.henderson@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis D. Lowenthal
VP of Research & Development
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