Low-cost Automated Aerosol Lidar for Air Ouality Assessment and Prediction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0029
Agency Tracking Number: 2002-30
Amount: $74,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
1001 Bishop Street, Pacific Tower, Suite 2970, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Sullivan
 Senior Aerospace Engineer
 (808) 531-3017
 csullivan@oceanit.com
Business Contact
 Patrick Sullivan
Title: President
Phone: () -
Email: psullivan@oceanit.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Oceanit will demonstrate the feasibility of a compact, lightweight, eye-safe lidar suitable for aerosol gradient detection. The system will be based on an erbium fiber laser operating at 1.55:m, currently being developed at Oceanit as part of 3D scanning ceilometer. The laser can operate at greater power than other systems using non-eye-safe wavelengths thus eliminating many of the problems associated with low power aerosol LIDAR systems. Phase I efforts will consist of analysis and modeling of a lidar based on this technology, optimized for high sensitivity aerosol detection. Additionally, efforts will include the development of the prototype design and estimation of final production costs.

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