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Near Infrared LIDAR for Hazard Sensing and Characterization

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL07AA70P
Agency Tracking Number: 065868
Amount: $99,648.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-01-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-07-23
Small Business Information
1450 Edgmont Ave., Suite 230
Chester, PA 19013-3934
United States
DUNS: 101086825
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mary Ludwig
 Principal Investigator
 (610) 499-7530
Business Contact
 Mary Ludwig
Title: Director of Engineering
Phone: (610) 499-7530
Research Institution

RL Associates, Inc. proposes to conduct research leading to the development of a shortwave infrared (SWIR) range-gated LIDAR system for use in detecting external obscurants and hazards. Working in conjunction with a database of optical properties for known obscurants, the system will be capable of identifying the type and severity of the hazard. While several different LIDAR ranging techniques are currently employed for airborne detection applications, the RL Associates Inc. hazard detection and mitigation system is based upon our patented range-gated technique used in our FireLidar system. This technique allows not only detection of obscurants, but can also be used to image through obscurants and thus mitigate the hazard. RL Associates Inc. is currently leading the industry in shortwave infrared (1.5 um) active imaging systems and plans to use that technology in developing the SWIR LIDAR Hazard Detection System. This system will be compact and lightweight and will operate around 1.5 um, which is safe to the human eye.

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