High-Speed Bipolar Multi-level Spatial Light Modulator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,914.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAD19-01-C-0063
Award Id:
48486
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-2130
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149375479
Principal Investigator:
Iain McKinnie
Sr. Res. Scientist
(303) 604-2000
sdorsey@foster-miller.com
Business Contact:
Sammy Henderson
Executive VP & CTO
(303) 604-2000
sdorsey@foster-miller.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed Phase II program develops a unique meteorological sensor to provide a new capability for volumetric range-resolved wind velocity and aerosol and tracer gas concentration to ranges of several kilometers. The proposed novel sensor is based onexisting CTI-developed commercial off the shelf 2 m pulsed coherent Doppler lidar hardware that is critically augmented with an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) to enable tunable mid-wave infrared (MWIR) operation for multi-color lidar aerosolcharacterization as well as differential absorption lidar (DIAL) measurement of tracer gas concentration. The ongoing Phase I program is conducting system performance trades to establish sensitivity and spatial and temporal resolution capability forvarious system configurations. A novel receiver architecture has been identified to both improve system sensitivity and reduce system complexity. The proposed Phase II program will develop a detailed design, supported through carefully-designed riskreduction measurements, based on the Phase I preliminary design. An existing (Army Research Office owned) transceiver and signal processor will then be modified to incorporate the MWIR transmit/receive architecture. Field measurements will be conductedat an Army facility to evaluate system performance as a function of range, and update and scan rate (spatial resolution).

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