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Laser Transmitter for Space-Based Atmospheric and Oceanographic LIDAR

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CL05C
Agency Tracking Number: 144227
Amount: $749,869.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-15
Small Business Information
13605 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA 20171-4603
United States
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Charles Culpepper
 Senior Laser Scientist
 (703) 471-7671
 cculpepper@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Tracy Perinis
Title: Business Official
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: tperinis@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

echnical Abstract:
IThis Phase II SBIR program will build on successful Phase I work to provide Technology Readiness Level 4 (TRL-4) laboratory brassboard demonstration of laser sources and non-linear wavelength converters with significant improvements in efficiency and reduction in size, weight, and power consumption compared to systems currently available for space-based instruments planned for the coming 10 to 15 years. This new-generation technology is needed to reduce the size and weight of flight hardware to make it compatible with affordable, more capable satellite payloads. In particular we propose to demonstrate a novel laser transmitter architecture capable of providing a factor of two to three higher average power, pulse energy, and efficiency than laser systems flown on first-generation space-based active remote sensing systems. Our proposed program also includes brassboard demonstration of a highly-efficient wavelength conversion to the blue spectral region (450-500 nm) desired for oceanographic lidar sensors, of interest both for ACE and nearer-term Earth Venture missions.

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