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Semiconductor Laser Packaging for Infrared Flares

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92089
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A091-004-0179
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Semiconductor Laser Packaging for Infrared Flares
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0430
Award Amount: $69,854.00
 

Abstract:

Flares are routinely used for battlefield illumination or for identification of hazards and landing strips. Visible light flares are simple in concept and execution, but have the disadvantage of being easily visible by anyone within visual range. Infrared flares enable the covert use of illumination, utilizing the advantage of modern Night Vision Goggles and can help enable today''''s war fighter to operate in the dark. In this proposal is outlined a design approach and preliminary systems analysis for an infrared laser diode based infrared flare system. Laser diode devices offer the highest efficiency and highest optical power density of any semiconductor based light source. nLIGHT''''s design capabilities for MIL SPEC laser diode packages, electronics, battery packs, and mechanical housings enable us to be highly confident that the presented design will satisfy the systems performance and cost requirements.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Dan Milewski
Sr. Financial Analyst
3605664479
dan.milewski@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