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Improved Laser Diodes for Space Laser Communications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
81703
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-020-0526
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E Vancouver, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Improved Laser Diodes for Space Laser Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W91260-08-C-0196
Award Amount: $999,455.00
 

Abstract:

Space-based laser systems require unsurpassed reliability and ruggedness, as space-deployment may make it impossible to service and repair deployed systems. In this program we propose to continue our Phase I investigation to systematically identify, address and eliminate the most significant failure points in space-deployed diode laser systems. We will replace these points of failure with evolutionary and revolutionary assembly methods and capabilities that will significantly increase the probability of success for space-based missions. We will address each of the significant failure modes present in today's diode based laser systems. At the conclusion of this program we will have developed design and manufacturing techniques more robust than found anywhere else in the industry. The design and testing of these new packaging capabilities will be directed towards improving the TRL and the probability of success for space deployed diode laser-based systems.

Principal Investigator:

Mark DeFranza
Principle Investigator
3605664472
mark.defranza@nlight.net

Business Contact:

Bob Ferina
Program Manager
3607135137
bob.ferina@nlight.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

NLIGHT PHOTONICS
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E Vancouver, WA 98665

EIN/Tax ID: 912066376
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No