Basic Information

LAGUNA HILLS, CA, 92653-1215

Company Profile

MetroLaser, Inc., was founded in 1988 by Dr. James D. Trolinger and Dr. Cecil F. Hess with the mission of developing and commercializing new technologies and products in the area of laser-based measurements and diagnostics. With the rapid advancement of lasers and photonics, new market opportunities continue to emerge for a variety of potential products. A highly successful business strategy was developed for combining and leveraging industrial and university resources to establish a team that has since become internationally recognized for innovation and state-of-the-art advancements in the science of measurement. A core team of select scientists and engineers, with extensive experience in laser diagnostics research and development, has been augmented by forming strong, formal working relationships with researchers in universities and with industrial partners. This university/industry collaboration has provided MetroLaser with a wealth of new ideas, technical talent, advanced laboratory capability, and access to existing technology resulting in the generation of solutions to a wide range of problems and development of new products.

Additional Details

Field Value
DUNS: 188465819
Hubzone Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Woman Owned: N
Number of Employees: 11

  1. A New Airborne Weather Instrument Based on Digital Holography

    Amount: $224,971.00

    The problem is to develop a compact instrument to measure cloud droplet-drizzle in the range of 10 to 1,000 m from unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) (such as the ScanEagle or Puma) in the Arctic and A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  2. A Diagnostic for Simultaneous Liquid and Vapor Distributions in Sprays using Filtered Rayleigh and Mie Scattering

    Amount: $149,948.42

    The understanding of how fuel evaporates and mixes when injected into an engine cylinder is of key importance for the design of cleaner, more efficient vehicles. To meet the Department of Energy & ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  3. Instrument for Contouring Deformable Mirrors at High Speed, Resolution, and Dynamic Range

    Amount: $79,348.00

    This SBIR proposal describes an optical system that will provide a compact, easy-to-use tool for the measurement and characterization of deformable mirrors by contouring coated and uncoated surfaces b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavyDepartment of Defense
  4. Modeling of Variable Surface Roughness Effects in Turbulence Models for Rotorcraft Applications

    Amount: $468,957.00

    The goal of this Phase II program is to develop a simulation tool to estimate the aerodynamic effects of variable surface roughness, such as from the surface abrasion of helicopter rotor blades and th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 ArmyDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense
  5. Silica Particle Ingestion Damage Model and Sensors for Turbomachinery

    Amount: $149,942.00

    ABSTRACT: A plan is outlined for the development of (I) a computational tool to quantify damage imparted by CMAS (calcium magnesium alumino-silicate) particulate matter infiltrating into Thermal Bar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Air ForceDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense

    Amount: $224,962.00

    Regular inspection of piping for corrosion damage is crucial in nuclear power plants to prevent leakage of radioactive material into the environment, and to allay concerns of residents living within t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Planar Doppler Velocimetry for Aircraft Exhausts

    Amount: $499,959.00

    A diagnostic is being developed for aircraft engine exhausts that measures three velocity components in a slice through the plume. The method measures the Doppler shift of laser light scattered from p ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseNavyDepartment of Defense
  8. Development of an Onboard Sensor for Flow Field Properties for Hypersonic Vehicles

    Amount: $749,938.00

    ABSTRACT: A sensor system will be developed for characterizing instantaneous flow fields around a hypersonic vehicle while in flight. Filtered Rayleigh Scattering (FRS) will be used to obtain spatial ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir ForceDepartment of Defense
  9. Non-Contact Temperature Sensor for Engine Hot Section Components

    Amount: $799,940.00

    ABSTRACT: A non-intrusive sensor system for surface temperatures in harsh environments will be adapted to enable measurements on turbine blades during engine operation. The approach involves applyin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir ForceDepartment of Defense
  10. Vibration Measurement Methodology to Correct Aero-Optics Measurements

    Amount: $149,937.00

    ABSTRACT: MetroLaser proposes a test and evaluation methodology to optimize the information return of aero-optic wind tunnel tests, which are corrupted by mechanical vibration. The aero-optic and vib ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Air ForceDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense

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