New Lidar Laser Configuration for Earth Science Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,787.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CI18P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
100069
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
T4.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VA, Herndon, VA, 20170-5225
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Youming Chen
Principal Investigator
(703) 471-7671
ychen@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
Tracy Perinis
Contracts Manager
(703) 471-7671
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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