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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1249
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-26
Amount: $299,950.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.2
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2004-1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2527 White Road
Irvine, CA 92614
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
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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