EYE-SAFE SOLID-STATE DOPPLER LIDAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$396,392.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12649
Agency Tracking Number:
12649
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1161 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Thomas J Kane
(415) 962-0755
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE GOAL OF PHASE I AND PHASE II TOGETHER WOULD BE TO BUILD AND DELIVER TO AFGL AN EYE-SAFE DOPPLER WIND-SENSING LIDAR AT 2 OR 2.1 MICRONS. THIS LIDAR WOULD BE INTEGRATED INTO THE AFGL MOBILE LIDAR LABORATORY. DURING PHASE I, WE PROPOSE TO BUILD AND TEST A KEY COMPONENT OF THE LIDAR SYSTEM, THE HETERODYNE DETECTOR. WE WOULD FIRST DEMONSTRATE OFFSET FREQUENCY LOCKING OF A PAIR OF DOPPLER SHIFTS DUE TO PLATFORM VELOCITY. THEN WE WOULD BUILD TWO HETERODYNEDETECTION SYSTEMS, ONE USING SINGLE-MODE FIBER AND ONE USING FREESPACE BEAMS. WE WOULD COMPARE THE EFFICIENCY AND WORKABILITY OF THESE TWO SYSTEMS. THE FINAL EXPERIMENTS OF PHASE I WOULD BE TO COMPARE RETURN SIGNAL OBTAINED WITH A CW LABORATORY LASER RADAR TO THE SIGNAL EXPECTED FROM THEORY. ALSO DURING PHASE I, WE WOULD PLAN A PULSED DOPPLER LIDAR SUITABLE FOR FIELD TESTING IN PHASE II, AND OBTAIN THE SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF LASERS USED IN THE AFGL MOBILE LIDAR LAB.

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