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Advanced Chemical Iodine Lasers for the ABL

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55159
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001NM-0872
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CU Aerospace, LLC
2100 S. Oak St. - Suite 206 Champaign, IL 61820-3169
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Advanced Chemical Iodine Lasers for the ABL
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-01-C-0007
Award Amount: $736,023.00
 

Abstract:

The primary objective of CU Aerospace's Phase II work will be to experimentally characterize the ElectriCOIL flow using advanced diagnostics and to demonstrate lasing of this electrically assisted chemical iodine laser. CU Aerospace (CUA) and theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) believe that it is possible to construct a highly efficient electric generation scheme to provide the precursor energy donor species O2(1D) with a combination of direct current and RF discharge techniques.The CUA/UIUC team has set up a flow tube experiment that combines a pulse direct current pre-ionization coupled with a more conventional cw RF discharge. The innovative combination of these techniques will provide a steady state source of O2(1D). Anadditional advantage to the discharge technique is the creation of significant quantities of the O2(1S) state that can assist in the process of dissociating molecular iodine. Such an electronically produced O2(1D) generator will be even more effective ifimplemented simultaneously with an atomic iodine augmentation technique; this implementation will also be performed in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

David Carroll
Engineering Director
2173338274
carroll@cuaerospace.com

Business Contact:

Wayne Solomon
President
2172447646
solomon@cuaerospace.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CU AEROSPACE
2004 S. Wright St. Extended Urbana, IL 61802

EIN/Tax ID: 371373803
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No