Lite Cycles, Inc.

2301 N. Forbes Blvd., Suite 111
Tucson, AZ 85745
http://www.litecycles.com
19 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 17
Total Value of Awards $4.75MM
First Award Date 05/08/97
Most Recent Award Date 06/24/08

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Moran Steven Moran 3 Message
Murray Dr. James T. Murray 9 Message
Austin Mr. William Austin 7 Message
Calmes Lonnie Calmes 2
Schadler Linda Schadler 1 Message

17 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB062-023
Budget: 06/24/08 - 09/30/10

During the program baseline, LCI will develop an eyesafe, large array RT3D camera system that generates both 3D and 2D grayscale imagery in real-time that can be mounted on the iRobot PackBot. The 3D and 2D grayscale imagery can be fused in software to display both range and albedo information for each pixel in the 3D image, a display that will ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB062-023
Budget: 02/15/07 - 10/09/07

The program objective to develop a sensor system to enable teleoperation or autonomous behavior of small serpentine robots includes the following technical objectives in the Phase I effort: 1.) Conduct feasibility study for creation of a real time 3D representation of local terrain for use on the moving nose or tail of the serpentine robot 2.) D...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 04-1
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04

Lite Cycles, Inc. (LCI) proposes to develop a direct-detection Doppler lidar (D3L) technology called ELITE that improves the system optical throughput by more than an order of magnitude. This improvement has the potential to enable wind sensing via Doppler lidar from spaceborne platforms, as well as improving the warning time for on-board clear ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A02-154
Budget: 10/27/03 - 11/30/05

Over the past decade, the military has invested significantly in the development of laser radar (ladar) technology for application in remote reconnaissance and autonomous seekers. The majority of contemporary ladar systems utilize high pulse repetition frequency (PRF), compact, diode end-pumped, solid-state lasers as transmitter sources. Example...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A02-154
Budget: 01/21/03 - 12/22/03

Lite Cycles, Inc. (LCI) proposes to develop a compact and efficient, conduction-cooled, solid-state ladar transmitter system that utilizes innovative active and passive cooling techniques. The product of this R&D effort will help facilitate the production of low-cost, high-volume, compact and efficient ladar systems for both military and commer...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of New Mexico

Agency: Army
Topic: ARMY01-T004
Budget: 09/03/02 - 09/02/04

Limited research has been performed on TW pulse propagation in the atmosphere, and the work that has been performed has focused on sources in the infrared over relatively short propagation distances. The purpose of this effort is to develop a high-power UV laser system to extend the propagation distance of light filaments, called light-strings, ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A00-059
Budget: 02/25/02 - 03/28/04

The objective of this effort is to develop a high-performance, low-cost, eyesafe Doppler lidar sensor that utilizes Direct-Detection Doppler Lidar (D3L) techniques. Our Phase I analyses show that properly implemented D3L techniques offer significant performance and cost advantages over the legacy optical heterodyne and incoherent detection techn...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 02-2
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02

NASA is actively pursuing the development of technologies that enable satellite-based laser wind sounding. Of particular interest are technologies that enable tropospheric wind profiling at low cost and high efficiency. Traditional laser-based wind sensors utilize coherent-mode detection, which depend on high aerosol concentrations to measure wi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 02-1
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02

NASA is actively pursuing the development of technologies that enable satellite-based laser wind sounding. Of particular interest are technologies that enable tropospheric wind profiling at low cost and high efficiency. Traditional laser-based wind sensors utilize coherent-mode detection, which depend on high aerosol concentrations to measure wi...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of New Mexico

Agency: Army
Topic: ARMY01-T004
Budget: 10/22/01 - 04/21/02

We propose a fundamental study of filamentation in air that will combine the theoretical expertise at the University of Arizona in simulating these nonlinear phenomena, the experimental facilities at the University of New Mexico in ultrafast diagnostics, and the experience at Lite Cycles, Inc. in the design and construction of high-power, short-...

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