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Portable High Resolution Doppler Lidar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAH01-02-C-R014
Agency Tracking Number: A002-0755
Amount: $728,796.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2301 N. Forbes Blvd., Suite 111
Tucson, AZ 85745
United States
DUNS: 958545022
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steven Moran
 Chief Scientist
 (520) 798-1214
 semoran@litecycles.com
Business Contact
 William Austin
Title: CEO
Phone: (520) 798-0653
Email: baustin@litecycles.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

"The objective of this effort is to develop a high-performance, low-cost, eyesafe Doppler lidar sensor that utilizes Direct-Detection Doppler Lidar (D3L) techniques. Our Phase I analyses show that properly implemented D3L techniques offer significantperformance and cost advantages over the legacy optical heterodyne and incoherent detection techniques. The program goal is to produce a portable D3L sensor that is capable of detecting 1-m turbulent cells with as low as 10-20 cm/s disturbance velocitiesat greater than 5 km and is compatible with a Future Combat Systems (FCS) sensor suite. LCI will leverage its eyesafe 3D flash-ladar sensor development performed under DARPA's JIGSAW program to define an integrated multifunction combat ID (CID) sensorsuite for an FCS platform. During Phase-II, a prototype D3L sensor will be developed and tested against helicopter targets. The field experiments will be performed in conjunction with AMCOM, and the results will be shared with the FCS primes. PotentialGovernment applications include helicopter signature detection, precision airdrops and ballistic targeting, global winds measurements and weather prediction, environmental monitoring, non-proliferation, chemical and biological standoff detection, and CID.The largest commercial market is aviation safety, which requires sensors for detecting clear-air turbulence (CAT), wind shear, microbursts, and wake-vortices."

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