OMNIDIRECTIONAL OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR SHORT RANGE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,950.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
14723
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sets Technology Inc
300 Kahelu Ave # 10, Mililani, HI, 96789
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Gradie
Senior Scientist
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AN OMNIDIRECTIONAL OPTICAL SYSTEM THAT DIRECTS LIGHT FROM AN EXTENDED SOURCE (TUBULAR IN CIRCULAR FORMAT) INTO A HORIZONTAL PLANE WITH A HALF POWER VERTICAL DIVERGENCE OF +4.5 DEGREES WITH A MAXIMUM MEAN HORIZONTAL INTENSITY IS DESIRED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF MARITIME (AND OTHER) NAVIGATION. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO INVESTIGATE NOVEL METHODS OF LIGHT PROJECTION USING NON-IMAGING OPTICAL SURFACES, WHICH CAN REACH THE THEORETICAL LIMITS OF RADIATIVE TRANSPORT AND BE MORE EFFICIENT THAN CONVENTIONAL OPTICS, TO DESIGN INNOVATIVE, CANDIDATE NON-IMAGING LIGHT PROJECTING SYSTEMS THAT MEET OR EXCEED THE DESIRED REQUIREMENTS AND SELECT THE MOST APPROPRIATE OPTICAL DESIGN FOR PROTOTYPE DESIGN. THE ADVANTAGES OF A NONIMAGING OPTICS SYSTEM ARE: (1) NO MOVING PARTS FOR OMNIDIRECTIONAL COVERAGE;(2) ACCURATELY CONTROLLEDVERTICAL DISPERSION; (3) MAXIMIZED INTENSITY; (4) EASY ASSEMBLY AND SERVICING; (5) LOW PROFILE; AND (6) STACKING FOR SEQUENTIALLY FLASHED MOTION SIMULATION. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY SETS TECHNOLOGY PERSONNEL IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS; REQUIREMENTS STUDY AND ASSESSMENT, NON-IMAGING OPTICAL DESIGN, COMPARISON WITH CONVENTIONAL OPTICAL DESIGNS, DEVELOPMENT OF A CANDIDATE MECHANICAL SUPPORT DESIGN, OPTICAL EFFICIENCY, AND UTILITY AND FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENTS. THE RESULTS OF THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO A PHASE II PROTOTYPE.

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