Solid-State Laser-Based Universal Multipurpose Air Data System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1998
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
41465
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Stephen M. Hannon
 (303) 604-2000
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed Phase I/II program produces a multipurpose solid-state-laser-based sensor to provide critical flight path management and mission data for Army rotorcraft. The effort leverages significantly off of an ongoing CTI effort to develop a compact coherent lidar for helicopter ballistic winds applications. The Phase I/II effort will develop and demonstrate critical technologies required to achieve a true multifunction capability with a single sensor installation. The functions to be addressed in Phase I include air data, ground track and altitude, obstacle and wire avoidance. Additional functions include ballistic winds and intraformation communication. BENEFITS: The primary and most significant initial application for the proposed multifunction sensor is for military rotorcraft. Commercial airline applications for a multifunction wind sensor include turbulence and windshear detection, gust load alleviation, wake vortex encounter detection and mitigation, and inflight measurement of winds for fuel efficiency purposes.

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