NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 S1.01-9433
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Lidar and Laser System Components
PROPOSAL TITLE: Flexible High Energy Lidar Transmitter for Remote Gas and Wind Sensing

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170 - 5225
(703) 471-7671

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mehmetcan Akbulut
makbulut@fibertek.com
510 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170 - 5225
(703) 471-7671

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Fibertek proposes a high energy and flexible operation 1570 nm pulsed lidar transmitter for airborne and space-based remote CO2 gas and doppler wind sensing. The lidar system is expected to operate with 5 mJ energy at 1 kHz repetition rate, and the pulse width will be adjustable from 20 ns to 1 microseconds. The proposed system is based on Fibertek's proprietary laser architecture that utilize state-of-the-art optical and RF analog and digital electronic component technologies.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1-ASCENDS mission Lidar transmitter CO2 for concentration and wind sensing

2-Airborne and ground operation for local mapping of CO2 and wind profile dynamics

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1-Scientific tool for Global Warming and biological Greenhouse Gas research

2-Monitoring wind profiles around airports and wind turbines

3-Tracking and monitoring dispersion of CO2 and other hazardous plume at industrial sites

4-Airborne wind mapping for aviation hazard detection and flight pattern optimization

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Analytical Instruments (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma, Energy; see also Sensors)
Condition Monitoring (see also Sensors)
Emitters
Fiber (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Photonics)
Infrared
Lasers (Communication)
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)
Lasers (Measuring/Sensing)
Optical
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Ranging/Tracking
Spacecraft Instrumentation & Astrionics (see also Communications; Control & Monitoring; Information Systems)
Waveguides/Optical Fiber (see also Optics)


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