NASA SBIR 2008 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 08-1 S1.01-9778
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Lidar System Components
PROPOSAL TITLE: Miniature, Rugged, Pulsed Laser Source for LIDAR application

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
MERCERVILLE, DE 08619 - 2054
(609) 584-9696

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Laurence Watkins Director- Optics & Optical Sys
1 Electronics Drive
Mercerville, NJ 08619 - 2054
(609) 584-9696

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 5 to 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a high energy pulsed laser source based on a novel approach. The approach consists of a technique to combine a large number of diode pumped solid state lasers. The resulting laser can be packaged in a very small package. We will develop the laser and package it into a laser welded package which can be space qualified. We can achieve 50mJ or higher level of energy at repetition rate of 10- 1000Hz with pulse duration of approximately 200ns. In phase I we would do the feasibility study for the approach and in phase II develop the complete packaged unit.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
High energy pulsed lasers has applications for LIDAR by NASA. The coherently coupled laser will be low cost and can be used for many other NASA applications including ranging, wavefront analysis, wind speed measurement, surface topography, atmospheric composition analysis. They can be used for remote sensing for entry descent and landing of spacecrafts.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
A high pulse energy laser will have a significant market for LIDAR, ranging, designation and remote sensing applications. The users will be military, NASA, homeland security, and for cutting, marking, welding and materials processing. Princeton Optronics will commercialize the product very soon after development.

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