NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S1.01-8531
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: 1.5-Micron Amplifier for High-Average Power

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Aqwest, LLC
8276 Eagle Road
Larkspur, CO 80118 - 8224
(303) 681-0456

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
John Vetrovec
jvetrovec@aqwest.com
8276 Eagle Road
Larkspur, CO 80118 - 8224
(303) 681-0456 Extension :16

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
John Vetrovec
jvetrovec@aqwest.com
8276 Eagle Road
Larkspur, CO 80118 - 8224
(303) 681-0456 Extension :16

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Aqwest proposes to develop a novel, compact and rugged high-peak power erbium (Er) laser amplifier at 1.5 m to for NASA remote sensing trasmitter. The project will take advantage our novel and highly successful edge-pumped disk laser (EPDL) multi-passed amplifier we are developing for the US Army, Navy, and the Department of Energy (DOE) applications.

In Phase I, we will use our existing suite of models to determine the feasibility of a 1.5- m EPDL-based laser amplifier and identify preferred operating regimes. We will test our existing Er:glass laser disk in our existing EPDL test bed to further calibrate/anchor our models over the wavelength range of interest, especially at around 1.547 m. Using this information, we will design and fabricate a new laser disk with optimized Er doping and improved waste heat handling capability for the targeted operating regime, and test its performance under relevant conditions, and confirm the models. In Phase II, we will design, fabricate, test, and deliver a prototype 1.5- m EPDL laser amplifier.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1. Remote sensing

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1. Eye-safer laser material processing (supplanting traditional 1-micron lasers)
2. Eye-safer communication
3. Remote sensing

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.)
Fiber (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Photonics)
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)
Lasers (Measuring/Sensing)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Structures

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