USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Development of Advanced Beam-Steering for Laser IRCM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64516
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N012-0672
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTRA, Inc
461 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983-
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Development of Advanced Beam-Steering for Laser IRCM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-03-C-0022
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

We propose the development of a compact laser beam steeringsystem that is specifically designed to meet the Navy's IRCMrequirements. Key features of the beam-steering system willinclude low sensitivity to vibration, the ability tosimultaneously direct beams of different wavelength in thesame direction, large angular coverage (>60¿ half-coneangle), and the ability to use the beam-steering opticalsystem for viewing a target missile with an imaging system.The designs under consideration include a simple Risleyprism pair, an achromatic Risley prism pair, and a novelFresnel mirror or prism design that eliminates chromaticaberration entirely. Combined with this wide anglebeam-steering system is a high-speed, small-angle transducerdesigned to be able to follow vibration and target jitter,and to address the nadir problem. We will be in closecontact with the Technical Monitor throughout the programand final design will be optimized to meet the Navy's latestrequirements. The near-term applications of this technology will beprimarily for use in aircraft and ship borne IRCM systems.Subsequent applications may include compact IR surveillancesystems and industrial applications for monitoring chemicaland/or thermal processes.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Hercher
Chief Technical Officer
9788876600
mhercher@optra.com

Business Contact:

James Engel
President
9788876600
jengel@optra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTRA, INC.
461 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983

EIN/Tax ID: 042710274
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No