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High-energy, multi-spectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59217
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-109-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
135 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027 0302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: High-energy, multi-spectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-02-C-1007
Award Amount: $99,931.00
 

Abstract:

"CTI proposes a high efficiency, extremely compact, multi-band laser source suitable for use in a beach and surf-zone imaging system. The transmitter will utilize low-risk laser components in a novel device geometry that permits the development of veryhigh wall plug efficiency transmitters with minimal cooling requirements. Additionally, the multi-band imager can be configured for polarization discrimination allowing more detector degrees of freedom. This feature enables the development of amulti-discriminant sensor for improved mine countermeasures. The proposed device is based on demonstrated CTI achievements in the area of solid-state lasers resulting in a low-risk Phase I/II program with a clear path to future production of minimal cost,turn-key, military hardware. At the end of Phase II a useful, multi-band device will be delivered to the Navy. This work will also fund development of an enabling technology that can impact a variety of fields including remote sensing, science andmedicine. High electrical efficiency, visible and short-wave infrared, pulsed laser sources are needed for a variety of applications including: detection and imaging, altimetry and ranging, terrain mapping, designation, search and rescue beacons, surgery,photodynamic therapy and cosmetic skin repair."

Principal Investigator:

Iain T. McKinnie
Sr. Research Scientist
3036042000
iainm@ctilidar.com

Business Contact:

Sammy W. Henderson
Exec. VP & Ch. Tech. Off.
3036042000
sammy@ctilidar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Coherent Technologies, Inc.
655 Aspen Ridge Drive Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 840953476
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No