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PHOTON-GUN DEMONSTRATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12647
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12647
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Laser Tools Inc
7800 Smoke Rise Rd Se Huntsville, AL 35802
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: PHOTON-GUN DEMONSTRATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,971.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE IN PHASE I TO DEMONSTRATE, USING AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCES, THE FEASIBILITY OF A "PHOTON-GUN" DEMONSTRATOR CONCEPT THAT COMBINES THE INDUCED-DIPOLE STORAGE LASER CONCEPT PIONEERED BY THE SOVIETS IN THE EARLY 1970'S WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TRAVELING WAVE (OR LASER) INDUCED PULSE EXTRACTION AND THE TRADITIONAL HARDWARE DESIGN STRUCTURE OF AN IDENTIFIABLE PROJECTILE/CARTRIDGE/LAUNCHER ASSEMBLY OR SYSTEM. ON THE BASIS OF PHASE I INPUT, WE PROPOSE DURING PHASE II TO DEMONSTRATE THIS CONCEPT FIRST WITH AN ABBREVIATED GAIN SECTION AND FINALLY WITH A COMPLETE PROTOTYPE SCALED FOR KILOJOULE PULSE OUTPUT USING MOLECULAR HYDROGEN AS THE HOST MEDIUM. THE PROPOSED EFFORT IS THE CULMINATION OF OVER TWENTY YEARS OF PREPARATORY STUDIES AND BREAKTHROUGHS PIONEERED BY THE OFFERORS IN DIPOLE-INDUCTION, LOW DIPOLE MOMENT LASERS, SWEPT-GAIN SUPERRADIANCE, LASER SYSTEM DESIGN AND OPERATION, KINETICS AND OPTICS MODELING, AND MATTER/FIELD THEORY. WE FEEL A VARIETY OF POTENTIAL DOD APPLICATIONS ARE FORTHCOMING FROM SINGLE PULSE/EXPENDABLE CARTRIDGE/MEGAJOULE OPTIONS TO MULTIPLE PULSE REUSEABLE CARTRIDGE DESIGN. THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO ENCOMPASS A SPECTRUM OF PHOTON ENERGIE THROUGH THE INTERROGATION OF SELECTED METASTABLE-TYPE HOST-MEDIUM CANDIDATES AND THE USE OF FREQUENCY CONVERSTION TECHNIQUESSUCH AS RAMAN ANTISTOKES SCATTERING.

Principal Investigator:

David W Howgate
2058817850

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Laser Tools Inc
7800 Smoke Rise Rd Se Huntsville, AL 35802

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