Low-Cost Automated Aerosol Lidar for Air Quality Assessment and Prediction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-03-CN-0065
Agency Tracking Number: 2002-30
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: 2002
Solitcitation Topic Code: 8.1.2
Solitcitation Number: NOAA-2002-1
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: (808) 531-3017
Email: psullivan@oceanit.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Oceanit showed the feasibility of a low-cost, compact, lightweight, eye-safe LIDAR suitable for aerosol gradient detection in a Phase 1 effort. The system is based on an eye-safe laser being developed at Oceanit as part of a 3D scanning ceilometer. The laser can operate at greater power than other systems using non-eye-safe wavelengths, thus it eliminates many of the problems associated with low power aerosol LIDAR systems. The system will be able to detect very low backscatter from aerosols in the planetary boundary layer, and will be useful in determining the mixed layer depth. Phase 2 efforts will consist of prototype construction, system testing, and field-testing.

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