NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-2 S1.01-7855
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Space-Hardened Seed Laser for Use in High Spectral Resolution Lidar Systems

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
ADVR, Inc.
2310 University Way, Building 1-1
Bozeman, MT 59715 - 6504
(406) 522-0388

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Shirley McNeil
2310 University Way, Building #1-1
Bozeman, MT 59715 - 6504
(406) 522-0388

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Betsy Heckel
2310 University Way, Building 1-1
Bozeman, MT 59715 - 6504
(406) 522-0388

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 5
End: 6

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?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The overall goal of the SBIR effort to develop a fully packaged, environmentally hardened, diode-based, locked wavelength, seed laser for seeding next generation Nd:YAG lasers currently being developed for future space-based, high spectral resolution Lidar (HSRL) measurements. The Phase I effort successfully demonstrated that a diode-based, wavelength-locked seed laser can provide the spectral purity required for HSRL systems, and as part of the effort developed a baseline design for a seed laser module with a defined footprint that will integrate into NASAs High Energy UV Demonstrator. A direct diode, wavelength locked seed laser will reduce the overall size weight and power (SWaP) requirements of the HSRL laser transmitter, and accelerates the establishment of a US manufacturer of compact, robust, space-qualifiable diode-based seed lasers for use in future HSRL missions being developed at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC), thus directly addressing the need for developing compact, efficient, lidar component technologies for use in space-based environments.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Cloud and Aerosol Lidar Mission (ACE), NASA LaRC (Hostetler, Cook, et al.)
MESCAL Lidar Mission (French-EU/EECLAT and US/ACE)
Ocean Profiling Atmospheric Lidar (OPAL)
Wind Lidar, NASA/GSFC (Gentry, et al.)
DIAL Lidar, NASA/GSFC (Riris, et al.)

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Laser source stabilization
Commercial lidar systems
Environmental and pollution monitoring
Fiber and free-space communications

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.)
Active Systems
Detectors (see also Sensors)
Fiber (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Photonics)
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)
Materials & Structures (including Optoelectronics)
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Waveguides/Optical Fiber (see also Optics)

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