Awards

$150K

Tomographic Coherent Ladar Based Atmospheric Turbulence Profile Characterization System

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-195
Budget: 05/28/14 - 02/27/15
PI: Randy Reibel

ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate, develop, and determine the feasibility of using a coherent FMCW ladar measurement system and tomographic methods to provide characterization of atmospheric turbulence profiles. By coherently tracking a small array of point targets from multiple receivers ...

$600K

Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Ladar and Optical Communications System

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A12-089
Budget: 03/27/14 - 03/26/15
PI: Randy Reibel

Because the data products generated by modern imaging ladar systems are inherently large in information content, there is currently a severe bottleneck in the communications of these products to end users, particularly when full-waveform recovery is desired. During the Phase I effort, Bridger demonstrated that their 3D imaging system architectur...

$225K

Lidar-based high resolution 3D imager and remote gas sensor: a new paradigm for terrestrial environmental monitoring

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 18E-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Michael Thorpe

Predictive modeling and understanding of the response and resilience of the terrestrial environment to both climate change and human intervention is critical for sustainable management of natural resources. However, measurement and modeling of terrestrial environments is challenging due to the complexity and multitude of interactions occurring ...

$80K

Rapid and Precise Metrology for Advanced Optical Components

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N132-121
Budget: 09/30/13 - 04/01/14
PI: Randy Reibel

Under this proposed SBIR effort, Bridger Photonics, Inc. (Bridger) will advance its industry-leading length metrology capabilities to reach sub-10-nanometer precision, >40 Hz update rate, >10 cm measurement range, and sufficient sensitivity to enable measurement of high reflection angles (> 5 degrees) on ceramic materials with bulk scattering. B...

$80K

Multi-Function Mid-wave/Long Wave Infrared Laser

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N131-042
Budget: 07/31/13 - 01/31/14
PI: Peter Roos

To address the Navy's needs for a multi-band, pulsed, high average power transmitter for IRCM applications, Bridger Photonics, Inc., in collaboration with NP Photonics proposes a novel solution for nonlinear frequency conversion of a unique 2.0 micron Thulium fiber laser that will achieve the Navy s desired laser specifications in a single, comp...

$417K

Dynamically Programmable and Adaptive Multi-band Compressive Imaging System

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Army
Topic: A11A-T007
Budget: 05/01/13 - 05/01/14
PI: Randy Reibel

Bridger Photonics, Inc. and the University of Arizona have successfully demonstrated a Phase I dynamically programmable multi-band compressive imaging system. The team demonstrated three key technical concepts that prove the feasibility of this powerful technology: 1. Advanced algorithms were used to develop compressive measurement basis sets f...

$100K

Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Ladar and Optical Communications System

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A12-089
Budget: 01/25/13 - 07/25/13
PI: Randy Reibel

Because the data products generated by modern imaging ladar systems are inherently large in information content, there is currently a severe bottleneck in the communications of these products to end users, particularly when full-waveform recovery is desired. Bridger Photonics Inc. proposes to develop a dual-mode laser system capable of performi...

$199K

Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-E3.01
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Mike Thorpe

Bridger Photonics Inc. (Bridger) proposes to develop the most compact, efficient and low-cost ultra-violet ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) transmitter available. This system will use a frequency-doubled, conductively-cooled, q-switched Nd:YAG laser to pump a combination optical parametric oscillator (OPO) and sum frequency generatio...

$100K

Dynamically Programmable and Adaptive Multi-band Compressive Imaging System

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Army
Topic: A11A-T007
Budget: 08/24/11 - 02/23/12
PI: Randy Reibel

Bridger Photonics and the University of Arizona will develop a passive multi-band compressive sensor for imaging and object recognition applications. The Army has identified a need for multi-band imagery for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions among others. Multi-band systems offer enhanced discrimination capability and the ab...

$500K

SBIR Phase II: Fast and Accurate Laser Distance Metrology

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Randy Reibel

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will enhance and optimize the Precision Distance Measurement system developed during the Phase I effort. The technology is based on innovative ultra-precise control of frequency-swept lasers to determine absolute object distances and thicknesses. The system is capable of distance an...

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