An Innovative Raster-Mirror Optical Detection System for CCD Camera Bistatic Lidar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-04-CN-0118
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-26
Amount: $74,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.2
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2004-1
Small Business Information
2572 White Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Valentina Doushkina
 Senior Scientist
 (949) 553-0688
Business Contact
 Cecil Hess
Title: President
Phone: (949) 553-0688
Research Institution
An innovative optical system with 500X higher ¿tendu and spatial resolution will be designed for CCD-based bistatic lidar. A 100¿ vertical field of view is required to image the laser beam from the ground through the boundary layer, but only a few degrees are required in the horizontal direction. The proposed design is based on dividing the vertical field of view into N sectors, using 1D rastering of flat mirrors, and parallel imaging of laser scattered light from each sector onto one CCD-matrix utilizing a single objective with narrow angle of view. By employing an off-the-shelf, off-axis, parabolic mirror as an objective, chromatic aberration can be eliminated, i.e., this system can be used in a broad spectral area from IR to UV. Phase I will consist of modeling, design, and proof-of-concept breadboard experiments.

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