EYE-SAFE SOLID-STATE DOPPLER LIDAR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12649
Amount: $396,392.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp.
1161 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View, CA, 94043
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Thomas J Kane
 (415) 962-0755
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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