Fiber Laser Coherent Lidar for Wake-Vortex Hazard Detection

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CE86P
Agency Tracking Number: 085455
Amount: $99,468.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170-5225
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shantanu Gupta
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 956-3646
 dmyer@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Guy Beaghler
Title: President
Phone: (703) 956-3600
Email: gbeaghler@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose a 1.5um fiber-optic pulsed coherent lidar as a highly effective sensor sub-system for airborne wake-vortex hazard detection. The proposed design is based on a recently developed platform at Fibertek, for fiber-optic pulsed coherent lidar capable of 6km range, and operating at high pulse rate to give high-resolution spatial map and circulation strength, characteristic of typical wake-vortex signatures. The proposed system uses all COTS 1.5um fiber-optic component technology and COTS high-speed digital electronics, to provide a cost-effective system, that is amenable to rapid transition for field testing and adoption.

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