New Lidar Laser Configuration for Earth Science Measurements

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CI18P
Agency Tracking Number: 100069
Amount: $99,787.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: T4.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
VA, Herndon, VA, 20170-5225
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Youming Chen
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 471-7671
 ychen@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Tracy Perinis
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: tperinis@fibertek.com
Research Institution
 University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 Christina Stanger
 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD, 21250-0001
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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Fibertek, Inc. and Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) propose to optimize and verify, an advanced platform for direct-detection lidar transmitter, based on using a dual-wavelength fiber-lidar transmitter. The proposed lidar tramsitter is based on a recently developed fiber lidar platform at Fibertek, that is capable of high spectral resolution at both 1064nm/532nm, has flexible pulse capability from sub-nsec to micro-seconds, with arbitrary optical waveform generation. This will be integrated in the lidar measurement system at UMBC, and lidar calibration, validation, and performance analysis will be conducted under different atmoshperic aerosol loading conditions. Such measurements will also be compared to co-located measurements conducted via the ELF and MPLNET lidar systems.

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