Fiber Laser Coherent Lidar for Wake-Vortex Hazard Detection

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,839.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CB26C
Agency Tracking Number:
085455
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A1.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170-5225
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator:
Shantanu Gupta
Principal Investigator
(703) 471-7671
sgupta@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
Tracy Perinis
Business Official
(703) 471-7671
tperinis@fibertek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose a 1.5um fiber-optic pulsed coherent lidar as a highly effective sensor sub-system for airborne wake-vortex hazard detection. The proposed design is based on a recently developed platform at Fibertek, for fiber-optic pulsed coherent lidar capable of 6km range, and operating at high pulse rate to give high-resolution spatial map and circulation strength, characteristic of typical wake-vortex signatures. The proposed system uses all COTS 1.5um fiber-optic component technology and COTS high-speed digital electronics, to provide a cost-effective system, that is amenable to rapid transition for field testing and adoption.

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