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Multiple Cross-section Holography of Explosive Events

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
26172
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26172
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Multiple Cross-section Holography of Explosive Events
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,976.00
 

Abstract:

Laser photography has been used successfully to record dynamic, explosive events by exploiting the narrow tunable bandwidth and short pulse time of the laser. The events are viewed through narrow bandwidth filters and fast shutters that render the ambient light and the light generated by the explosion itself negligible compared to the laser energy. Laser photography techniques have been applied primarily in laboratory environments and must undergo considerable refinement to become applicable in harsh, full scale, outdoor environments. The detailed examination of many explosive events are still obstructed by unuseful light and by out-of-focus debris. The proposal describes a path for technology transfer and also incorporates a unique method for exploiting laser coherence properties to enhance the filtration and viewing of explosive events. This combination with refined methods for filtering and shuttering will lead to a design of a versatile optical recording system for the study of explosive events.

Principal Investigator:

James D. Trolinger, Ph.d.
7145530688

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Metrolaser
18006 Skypark Circle Suite 108 Irvine, CA 92714

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