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Adaptive TIL System for Long Range Laser Beam Projection with Enhanced…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
83245
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A074-019-0039
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Adaptive TIL System for Long Range Laser Beam Projection with Enhanced Resolution
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0098
Award Amount: $749,954.00
 

Abstract:

Efficient laser beam delivery on a remote target remains a key problem for practical implementation of tactical laser systems. Since the conventional target-in-the-loop (TIL) concept is generally not effective in such operational environments, new solutions are needed. MetroLaser has developed an innovative approach for effective compensation of laser beam aberrations in TIL systems. It is based on a recently devised technique that combines optical phase conjugation (OPC) with a TIL system for effective hot-spot formation. In Phase I, MetroLaser demonstrated a technique that enables delivery of enhanced density laser energy to a selected area on a target through a distributed simulated turbulent atmosphere. Using a model based on the analogy between the TIL system and a laser resonator, positioning of the laser beam on the target is performed at the image plane of a receiving telescope. During Phase I, we proved the concept, examined the performance of the proposed method and experimentally demonstrated the ability of this to concentrate a laser beam on the selected area of a target through simulated turbulence. During Phase II, we will further develop the detailed engineering design of the TIL system, construct a brassboard and perform its complete characterization and validation. The Phase II effort will culminate with TIL system demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Markov
Director of Applied Optics
9495530688
vmarkov@metrolaserinc.com

Business Contact:

Cecil Hess
President
9495530688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METROLASER, INC.
8 Chrysler Irvine, CA 92618

EIN/Tax ID: 330584881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MARYLAND
A.V. Williams Building (115)
Institute for Systems Research
College Park, MD 20742
Contact: Evan Crierie
Contact Phone: (301) 405-6273
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university