NADIA: Network Analysis Using Distributed Intelligent Agents

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-01-C-3068
Agency Tracking Number: N001-0980
Amount: $749,961.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
METROLASER, INC.
18010 Skypark Circle, Suite 100, Irvine, CA, 92614
DUNS: 188465819
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert McKenzie
 Senior Scientist
 (408) 245-5889
 rmckenzie@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact
 James Trolinger
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (949) 553-0688
Email: jtrolinger@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Filtered LIDAR Velocimeter (FLV) concept was shown in the Phase I study to meet the Navy's requirements for detecting sub-surface ocean currents with velocities of 1-10 knots, at depths between 40 and 150 feet, and obtained from a helicopter hovering at an altitude of 500 feet. This 24﷓month Phase II base program extends the development of the FLV concept through an experimental evaluation stage to demonstrate the concept feasibility. The principal technical objectives are (a) to develop atransportable FLV prototype system suitable for ground-based demonstrations at a field site and (b) to carry out experimental FLV performance evaluations in a calibrated fluid-flow facility that reproduces the specified velocity range and spatialgradients. The resulting prototype system will establish the configurations for the laser, transmitter/receiver optics, data acquisition electronics, and data processing software. An additional 6﷓month Phase II-Option program is also proposed thatsupports comprehensive field measurements of large-scale currents in deep water from a ground-based platform. The final results of both programs will provide an experimentally validated evaluation of the performance capabilities of an FLV system fordeep-water, ocean applications from an airborne or shipboard platform and allow a determination of its suitability for future Phase III work.

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