High Speed AO Wavelength Selector for CO2 Heterodyne Remote Sensing of Aerosols

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,912.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-05-P-0064
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-023-0169
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Coherent Applications, Inc.
7 Sandpiper Ct., Hampton, VA, 23669
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
132485181
Principal Investigator:
Diego Pierrottet
Sr. Research Engineer
(757) 864-1636
diego@coherent-app.com
Business Contact:
Diego Pierrottet
President
(757) 850-3508
diego@coherent-app.com
Research Institution:
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY
George Busch
TA-48, Bldg RC-1 Room 103B, MS/J514
Los Alamos, NM, 87545
(505) 665-1941
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
The U.S Army has identified the need to develop and demonstrate the technology necessary to characterize chemical aerosols and vapor clouds at stand-off ranges up to 5 km. Of interest is the capability to increase detection sensitivity and range for systems that may be incorporated into various stationary or moving platforms. Moving platforms could include ground vehicles, ships, helicopters, Tactical/Unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAV/UAV), and Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicles (TUGV). Limitations in mobile platform resources call for the advancement of compact and efficient active sensors. Coherent heterodyne detection is a technology that has the potential to improve aerosol and vapor cloud detection sensitivity and range while reducing sensor size and weight. Coherent Applications, Inc. (CAI) and Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) have teamed to propose an analysis of the expected performance of Acousto-Optic (AO) tuners on waveguide and TEA lasers, and to design a laboratory system that will provide experimental testing of the predictions.

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