NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05 S6.02-9430
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Lidar Remote Sensing
PROPOSAL TITLE:Pulsed single frequency MOPA laser

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
SVT Assoc
7620 Executive Dr
Eden Prairie ,MN 55344 - 3677
(952) 934 - 2100

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Sergey   Zaytsev
zaytsev@svta.com
7620 Executive Dr
Eden Prairie, MN  55344 -3677
(952) 934 - 2100

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
Latest advances in semiconductor optoelectronics makes it possible to develop compact light weight robust sources of coherent optical pulses, demanded for numerous applications such as lidars. Recent improvements in heterostructure growth and processing technology, as well as new approaches in waveguide design make it possible to integrate single frequency laser diode, saturable absorber, and semiconductor amplifier in one compact device with high wallplug efficiency and long lifetime. In this Phase I project we will design a prototype device, fabricate it and study its basic parameters.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Compact low cost single die photonic integrated circuits of MOPA type are required for short range lidar applications. Such lidars are in highdemand for unmanned space- and airborne vehicles.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Future cost reduction will open big markets for lidars in automotive applications. Such optoelectronics can greatly increase road traffic safety.

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.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Airport Infrastructure and Safety
Attitude Determination and Control
Guidance, Navigation, and Control
Laser
Optical
Optical & Photonic Materials
Photonics
Pilot Support Systems
Power Management and Distribution
Semi-Conductors/Solid State Device Materials


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