SOLID STATE PULSED COHERENT LASER RADAR SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$547,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2220
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Coherent Technologies Inc.
Po Box 7488, Boulder, CO, 80306
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Michael J Kavaya
(303) 449-8736
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SOLID STATE LASER TECHNOLOGY HAS NOW REACHED THE STATE OF DEVELOPMENT IN WHICH COHERENT, RANGE RESOLVED MEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC WIND VELOCITY AND OTHER PARAMETERS IS NOW POSSIBLE. A COHERENT ND:YAG LASER SOURCE HAS RECENTLY BEEN DEVELOPED AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY. WE PROPOSE TO USE THE DETAILED LIDAR COMPUTER SIMULATION AVAILABLE AT COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. TO DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS OF SUCH A SOLID STATE LIDAR SYSTEM. THE COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE SURVEYED IN DETAIL AND THE EXPERIENCE WITH PREVIOUS CO2 COHERENT LIDAR SYSTEMS USED TO IDENTIFY THE CRITICAL SYSTEMS PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS. THE SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGN OF A SOLID STATE LIDARWILL THEN BE DEVELOPED. A SOLID STATE COHERENT LIDAR WILL OFFER SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS SUCH AS REDUCED POWER AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS, AND LONG LIFETIMES NEEDED FOR PRACTICAL USES.

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