Modulated Pulsed Laser Sources for Imaging Lidars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,976.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0009
Award Id:
82564
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-036-0281
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator:
Jim Coward
Prinicipal Investigator
(415) 977-0553
j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Michael Browne
VP of Product Development
(408) 348-4426
m.browne@saphotonics.com
Research Institute:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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