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High Throughput Direct Detection Doppler Lidar

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNG04CA39C
Agency Tracking Number: 035331
Amount: $69,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2301 N. Forbes Blvc
Tucson, AZ 85745
United States
DUNS: 958545022
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Murray
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 798-0652
Business Contact
 Linda Schadler
Title: Business Official
Phone: (520) 798-1240
Research Institution

Lite Cycles, Inc. (LCI) proposes to develop a direct-detection Doppler lidar (D3L) technology called ELITE that improves the system optical throughput by more than an order of magnitude. This improvement has the potential to enable wind sensing via Doppler lidar from spaceborne platforms, as well as improving the warning time for on-board clear air-turbulence (CAT) sensors used in commercial aircraft. The ELITE concept will be modeled and tested in Phase-I, and the feasibility for spaceborne implementations will be assessed. A prototype D3L system that utilizes the ELITE technology will be built and tested in Phase-II. The test results will be used to assess the feasibility of ELITE-based spaceborne Doppler lidar.

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