Shipboard Atmospheric Propagation Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00164-06-C-6030
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D06-4071
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113, Bothell, WA, 98011
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator:
Angus Henderson
Principal Investigator
(425) 482-1100
angus.henderson@aculight.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Lowenthal
VP of Research & Development
(425) 482-1100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aculight proposes to develop a compact, fieldable instrument which can make direct measurements of aerosol absorption at the wavelengths 1.04, 1.6 and 2.1 microns. The instrument will be capable of measurement of absorption levels as low as 10-9 cm-1. The device will be based upon the use of fiber lasers and a novel photo acoustic detection technique which is immune to background acoustic noise. The sensing technique does not require precise optical misalignment, and the use of fiber lasers will make the optical excitation source highly rugged. Since the sensor will provide a direct measurement of aerosol absorption rather than a difference between extinction and scattering, the measurement will provide data which enhances understanding of thermal blooming which affects high power laser propagation in a maritime atmosphere.

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