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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$300,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DG133R-03-CN-0065
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
(808) 531-3017
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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