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Optical Propagation Improvement System (OPIS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78794
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-006-1530
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Optical Propagation Improvement System (OPIS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-07-C-0029
Award Amount: $749,955.00
 

Abstract:

A system that provides a large field of regard for propagation of a laser beam from a transonic platform will be evaluated at larger scale and in greater detail (with more realistic and detailed geometry) than the successful Phase I demonstrations. Critical and practical issues identified in phase I will be addressed during the Phase II effort. The design includes a concept to address the fact that shocks do develop in transonic flow. A simple test in Phase I demonstrated the shock control capability. A second feature demonstrated in Phase I provided a simple and effective means of controlling optical aberrations and a successful method of adaptive-optic correction. In a preliminary Phase I evaluation of the basic concept, the mean intensity of the beam divided by that of a theoretically ideal propagating beam was increased from 0.22 to 0.61. The Phase II plan offers the opportunity to refine the successes of Phase I for both improved capability and closer fidelity to a real operational system.

Principal Investigator:

Alan Cain
President
3143733311
abcain@ITACLLC.com

Business Contact:

Alan Cain
President
3143733311
abcain@ITACLLC.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS CO.,
PO Box 6971 Chesterfield, MO 63006

EIN/Tax ID: 431867210
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No