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Multi-Functional Laser Heat Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92361
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-007-0136
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Multi-Functional Laser Heat Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0172
Award Amount: $79,996.00
 

Abstract:

To address the Navy need for a heat gun/soldering iron compatible with leaded and lead-free solders without risk of cross-contamination, and with all approved heat shrink and solder sleeves, for use in a Navy flightline maintenance environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new MultiFunctional Laser Heat Source (MFLaHS) based on a near-infrared laser diode, beam-shaping optics, laser driver electronics, and a rechargeable power source. The use of a laser ensures compatibility with all types of solder without risk of cross-contamination. The novel MFLaHS design is compact, lightweight, portable, stand-alone, and qualified for flight-line maintenance environments, with a long operating time. Its innovative beam-shaping optics provides optimal working distance with absolute safety for the surrounding materials and staff. These features directly address the PMA-261 and H-53 Helicopters requirements. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of MFLaHS by developing and demonstrating a functional prototype of technology readiness level (TRL)-4. In Phase II, POC plans to develop a TRL-7 prototype and conduct testing to demonstrate the operation of MFLaHS technology in a relevant environment.

Principal Investigator:

Kang-Bin Chua
Director
3103203088
ATProposals@poc.com

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Director
3103203088
gedrew@poc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PHYSICAL OPTICS CORP.
Information Technologies 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No