Novel Compact Short-Pulse Eyesafe Transmitter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,883.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAH01-03-C-R095
Award Id:
58126
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-0954
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:
076922793
Principal Investigator:
IainMcKinnie
Senior Research Scientist
(303) 604-2000
iainm@ctilidar.com
Business Contact:
SammyHenderson
Executive VP and CTO
(303) 604-2000
sammy@ctilidar.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Compact, rugged and efficient imaging ladar transceivers are required for future autonomous navigation and missile guidance systems. Current systems do not simultaneously satisfy requirements for transceiver size, weight, prime-power, robustness and highrange resolution. In particular, the ladar transmitter must provide ~1ns eyesafe pulses to resolve <20cm depth for typical target features. Low gain in Q-switched erbium lasers prevents 1ns pulse operation; mode-locked lasers are not sufficiently robust;OPOs suffer from sensitivity to phase-mismatch, pump parameters, and build-up time which inhibit efficient 1ns pulse generation; and conventional bulk nanosecond Raman lasers are complex for FLASH imaging and inefficient for

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