Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$198,559.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CL07C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
125547
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
E3.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
112 East Lincoln, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788293244
Principal Investigator:
MikeThorpe
Principal Investigator
(406) 585-2774
thorpe@bridgerphotonics.com
Business Contact:
PeteRoos
CEO
(425) 585-2774
roos@bridgerphotonics.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Bridger Photonics Inc. (Bridger) proposes to develop the most compact, efficient and low-cost ultra-violet ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) transmitter available. This system will use a frequency-doubled, conductively-cooled, q-switched Nd:YAG laser to pump a combination optical parametric oscillator (OPO) and sum frequency generation (SFG) cavity to deliver 6 ns, 1.5 mJ and 1 kHz pulses at three wavelengths within the 280 nm to 316 nm ozone DIAL band. Bridger will employ mechanically robust and environmentally insensitive monolithic laser and OPO designs making the transmitter well suited for continuous DIAL measurements from ground-based, airborne and space-based platforms. Bridger estimates that the high efficiency and compact packaging offered by the proposed pump laser and OPO will result in an ozone DIAL transmitter that weighs<30 kg (including the control electronics), consumes less than 550 W of power at 110VAC, and costs less than $75,000 per unit.

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