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High Average Power, Ultra Broadband IR Source for Countermeasure Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
36014
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36014
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Leading Edge Technologies (let)
4431 MacArthur Boulevard Washington, DC 20007
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: High Average Power, Ultra Broadband IR Source for Countermeasure Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,385.00
 

Abstract:

In contrast with older models, recently developed anti-ship and air-to-air missiles are using sensors that operate in the 8-12 micron region of the spectrum and image the entire ship or plane. Since these modern missiles cannot be spoofed by decoys such as hot flares, the DOD will need other means to defend its valuable assets, such as ships and planes. The proposed ultra broadband source has the potential to provide, at a very modest cost, a unique defense tool against a sophisticated threat. The long term objective of the proposed program is the development of a compact, ultra broadband radiation source that is capable of producing hundreds of watts average power in the spectal regions 3-5 and 8-12 microns from the interaction of the beat wave generated by two carbon dioxide laser beams with a non-linear medium. In addition to its significant countermeasure applications,such a source has an interesting and promising commercial application in the remote sensing of hazardous air pollutants. The main objective of Phase I is to accurately determine the spectral broadening resulting from the interaction of two carbon dioxide laser beams with a dispersive, non-linear medium by solving numerically the transformed wave equation and to optimize the output spectrum in extensive tradeoff studies over a wide range of parameters.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. C. A. Kapetanalos
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Let Corp.
4431 MacArthur Blvd Washington, DC 20007

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