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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$299,950.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DG133R-05-CN-1249
Award Id:
67065
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-26
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2527 White Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Valentina Doushkina
Senior Scientist
(949) 553-0688
vdoushina@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact:
Cecil Hess
President
(949) 553-0688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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