NOVEL EYE-SAFE DIODE-LASER LIDAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$265,430.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15237
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
45 Winthrop Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
David Welford
Principal Investigator
(508) 371-2299
Business Contact:
() -
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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