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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$74,921.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DG1330-02-CN-0029
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-30
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
1001 Bishop Street, Pacific Tower, Suite 2970, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Sullivan
Senior Aerospace Engineer
(808) 531-3017
csullivan@oceanit.com
Business Contact:
Patrick Sullivan
President
() -
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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