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Metal Vapor Generator for Chemical Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18030
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18030
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
General Sciences, Incorporated
205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA 18964-2416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: Metal Vapor Generator for Chemical Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,542.00
 

Abstract:

General Sciences, Inc. will use a highly exothermic solid state intermetallic reaction as a furnace powered by chemical energy which will vaporize Bismuth metal primarily to its monoatomic form. This flow of atomic vapor will be used as a fuel in combustion reactions with fluorine compounds which will form excited states of BiF(A-X) lasing in the visible part of the spectrum (blue). Proof of concept is based on the realized vapor and quantitive measurements of the Bi/Bi2 measurements. A simple portable and scaleable canister like device will be designed for Phase II construction and testing in a Laser Research Facility. In Phase II, a metal vapor generator system capable of generating large quantities of metal atoms will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Peter D. Zavitsanos, Phd
2156666080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

General Sciences, Inc.
2600 Monroe Blvd. Norristown, PA 19403

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