Modulated Pulsed Laser Sources for Imaging Lidars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: N071-036-0281
Amount: $999,926.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-036
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
SA PHOTONICS
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jim Coward
 Prinicipal Investigator
 (415) 977-0553
 j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Michael Browne
Title: VP of Product Development
Phone: (408) 348-4426
Email: m.browne@saphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The declining threat of “superpower” aggression coupled with the increase in activity from asymmetric threats such as rogue states and terrorist groups has motivated the Navy to put much more emphasis on littoral combat. Unfortunately, Littoral waters are typically more turbid than deep ocean waters so therefore, an imaging system which exhibits increased performance over current methods is needed. Because of this need, SA Photonics is developing a blue-green optical source for air-to-underwater LIDAR-RADAR imaging applications. Our proposed high energy, highly adjustable and phase-locked Modulated Imaging LIDAR Optical Source (MILOS) meets or exceeds all of the parameters listed in the solicitation. Our MILOS will be constructed of commercial telecom fiber optic components utilizing our innovative pumping techniques; therefore our unit will be reliable, highly efficient, rugged, compact, lightweight and low cost.

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