Multi-function Fiber Laser Kinetic Aviation Hazard Sensor

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CF11P
Agency Tracking Number: 114282
Amount: $124,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
VA, Herndon, VA, 20171-4603
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mehmetcan Akbulut
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 471-7671
 makbulut@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Larry Johns
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: ljohns@fibertek.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Fibertek proposes a multi-function, high energy, eye-safe 1550 nm band pulsed fiber-laser lidar system for airborne sensing of various kinetic aviation hazards. The lidar system includes the laser transmitter, the receiver, a telescope, and a scanner. The lidar functionality will include ground and air speed measurement, wind and wake sensing, altitude measurement and terrain mapping, reduced visibility sensing, and ice sensing. The proposed system is based on Fibertek?s proprietary laser architecture that utilize state-of-the-art fiber optical, electro-optic and RF analog and digital electronic component technologies. The expected TRL range at end of SBIR Phase I is TRL 2, and at the end of SBIR Phase II is TRL 4-5. We expect to deliver a packaged prototype lidar system at the end of Phase II for NASA laboratory and field testing.

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