NOVEL EYE-SAFE DIODE-LASER LIDAR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15237
Amount: $265,430.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
45 Winthrop Street, Concord, MA, 01742
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Welford
 Principal Investigator
 (508) 371-2299
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF GAINASP SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE LASERS FOR FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AT 1.55 UM HAS LED TO CONSIDERATION OF THE POTENTIAL USE OF THESE DEVICES IN COMPACT, EYE-SAFE LASER RADAR SYSTEMS. WE PROPOSE A NOVEL LIDAR TECHNIQUE THAT CAN MAKE EFFICIENT USE OF THE NOVEL PROPERTIES OF CW DIODE LASERS, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE BOTH RANGE AND DOPPLER DATA ON TARGETS. IN THE PHASE I EFFORT WE WILL CONDUCT A MODELING STUDY OF THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE, PERFORM ANINITIAL LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION USING A COMMERCIAL LASER, AND ASSESSTHE FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-POWER, LONG-WAVELENGTH DIODE LASERS. ANITICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONSCOMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS COULD INCLUDE HAND-HELD LIDARS FOR TRAFFIC MONITORING, SENSORS FOR MACHINE AUTOMATION AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED DETECTORS FOR AUTOMATIC BRAKING SYSTEMS.

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