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High Intensity Laser with Fiber Optic Multidirectional Strobe

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Department of Defense
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2003 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High Intensity Laser with Fiber Optic Multidirectional Strobe
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAE30-03-C-104
Award Amount: $69,998.00


Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. proposes to develop a portable, non-lethal, green or blue-green laser for military and law enforcement applications. A novel scanner will be incorporated into the device to provide a strobe effect. The scanner will becomprised of a fiber optic cartridge whose fibers will be arranged in an array that will sequentially produce laser flashes in multiple directions. The direction, duration, and repeatability of the laser bursts can be predefined and adjusted in real time,allowing the operator to maintain control over the subject. The fiber cartridge will be a few millimeters in diameter, and 5-7 centimeters long, and will be operated by a low power consumption micromotor. Unlike current unidirectional devices, theproposed multidirectional strobe laser will allow the security device to be used on groups and moving targets. However, the proposed laser will have the same laser power efficiency as devices without a fiber optic strobe. Commercial applications includecivilian law enforcement agencies, perimeter and interior facility security, and biomedical applications for DNA sequencing and forensic sciences. Potential commercialization applications of the multidirectional laser include uses as: baton stun lasers forthe law enforcement community, non-lethal weapons for air crews, or devices that can be incorporated into aircraft cockpit doors. Security officers at airport checkpoints could also be armed with such a device. The multidirectional dazzling laser canalso be used to disperse violent crowds. Such a device could be used in addition to facility perimeter security cameras to prevent intrusions. The multidirectional laser also has applications in biomedical research. The device could be utilized inconfocal microscopes as a spatial scanner, in DNA sequencing, and as a marker finder in the sorting of the objects. The multidirectional scanning cartridge can be used in CW lasers and in pulsed lasers for modulating and redirecting laser beams.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Rubtsov

Business Contact:

Ashtosh Sharma
Chief R&D Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954680779
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No