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Low Cost, Compact, Direct Detection Wind and Temperature Lidar for Measurements…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99533
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10-88
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ophir Corp
10184 West Belleview Avenue, Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127-1762
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low Cost, Compact, Direct Detection Wind and Temperature Lidar for Measurements in the Boundary Layer
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R10CN0207
Award Amount: $94,828.36
 

Abstract:

Monitoring and forecasting of atmospheric winds within the United States provides protection from severe weather conditions, enables the safe operations of airports, provides the ability to predict wildfire evolution, and the dispersion of hazardous material plumes. However, the current NOAA National Profiler Network (NPN) is limited in spatial extent and is temporally and spatially very sparse. Ophir proposes to design, develop and demonstrate a direct detection lidar that is sufficiently low cost to enable wide-spread deployment to provide a more thorough, and cost effective wind and temperature measurement capability nationwide. The innovation is to design a Rayleigh/Mie lidar that enables the use of a low cost, small, rugged, highly-reliable, diode laser capable of sufficient output power in conjunction with a vapor filter to measure vertical wind and temperature profiles, reliably.

Principal Investigator:

Loren M. Caldwell
Director, R&D
3039332200
caldwell@ophir.com

Business Contact:

Lisa G. Spaeth
Director, Business Development
3039332200
lisas@ophir.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ophir Corporation
10184 BELLEVIEW AVE LITTLETON, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 840755430
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No