Light Filament Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-06-C-0114
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-017-0123
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-T017
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153579891
Principal Investigator:
Kristen Peterson
(505) 984-1322
peterson@swsciences.com
Business Contact:
Alan Stanton
President
(505) 984-1322
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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