USING DIODE LASERS FOR COMPACT EYE-SAFE LASER RADAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$49,985.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
1991
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
15180
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc
1885 Lundy Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95131
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 J Pan
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 432-6300
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AIRCRAFT, SHIPBOARDS AND GROUND ALL REQUIRE EYE-SAFE LASER RADAR WITH COMPACT SIZE. IN PHASE I, E-TEK WILL ANALYZE, DESIGN AND OPTIMIZE A LOW COST LASER RADAR USING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE 1.54 UM INGAASP/INP LASER DIODES AND COHERENT DETECTION RECEIVER. THE EYE-SAFE LASER RADAR DESIGN CAN BE EXPANDED TO CONSTRUCT MULTI-TARGET, LARGE FIELD-OF-VIEW, AND HIGH POWER SYSTEM FOR LONG DISTANCE APPLICATIONS, USING MONOLITHIC, PLANAR STRUCTURE. PHASE I R&D RESULTS WILL DIRECTLY LEAD TO PHASE II BREADBOARD HARDWARE FABRICATION, TEST, AND DEMONSTRATION. PRESENTLY, E-TEK HAS ALL KEY COMPONENTS REQUIRED FOR THE LASER RADAR, INCLUDING STABILIZED NARROW LINEWIDTH LASER, OPTICAL ISOLATOR, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED BEAM STEERING DEVICE, TUNABLE OPTICAL FILTER, TUNABLE SEMICONDUCTOR LASER SOURCE, OPTICAL PHASE-LOCKED LOOP, POLARIZATION CONTROLLER, LD POWER SUPPLY AND STABILIZER, ETC. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS - TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED IN THIS PROJECT IS DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, NAVIGATION, PRECISION MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS, ANTICOLLISION DEVICES, OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING, AUTOMATIC LANDING SYSTEM, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL, FIBER OPTIC SENSORS, ETC.

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