Light Filament Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,999.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W911NF-06-C-0114
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-017-0123
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-T017
Small Business Information
SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
153579891
Principal Investigator
 Kristen Peterson
 (505) 984-1322
 peterson@swsciences.com
Business Contact
 Alan Stanton
Title: President
Phone: (505) 984-1322
Email: astanton@swsciences.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO
 Roland Wildman
 MSC05 3180
Albuquerque, NM, 87131
 (505) 277-6132
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
When high powered laser pulses are focused in air, light filaments with extremely long propagation distances and high intensities can form. In this STTR Phase I project, we will investigate the potential of laser light filaments for sensing applications. Direct comparisons will be made between ultra-violet and near-infrared filaments and an assessment of suitability these filaments for standoff or remote sensing will be made. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of light filament sensing. In Phase II a prototype instrument based on light filaments will be constructed and tested.

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