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ULTRAVIOLET WAVEGUIDE LASERS FOR PHASED ARRAY LIDAR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
6280
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6280
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Potomac Photonics Inc
4445 Nicole Drive Lanham, MD 20706-4352
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ULTRAVIOLET WAVEGUIDE LASERS FOR PHASED ARRAY LIDAR
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $492,000.00
 

Abstract:

A PROOF OF PRINCIPLE EXPERIMENT IS BEING CONSTRUCTED THAT WILL CLEARLYDEMONSTRATE THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF ARRAY OPERATION. AN OSCILLATOR AND TWO AMPLIFIER SECTIONS ARE BEING SUBJECTED TO PERFORMANCE TESTS. PHASE ARRAY OPTICAL RADARS OR LIDARS OPERATING WITH RELATIVELY LARGE SYNTHETIC APERTURES CAN EXHIBIT MANY OF THE SAME RAPID POINTING AND TRACKING FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH MICROWAVE SYSTEMS, AND, IN ADDITION,ARE CAPABLE OF IMAGING DISTANT TARGETS BY SCANNING WITH HIGH RESOLUTION BEAMS. AN ULTRAVIOLET PHASED-ARRAY LIDAR SYSTEM BASED ON NEW BUT PROVEN ULTRAVIOLET WAVEGUIDE TECHNOLOGY WOULD BE CAPABLE OF OPERATION AT HIGH REPETITION RATES WITHOUT GAS FLOW, ELECTRONICALLY VARIABLE PULSE DURATION, IMPROVED OPERATING AND STORAGE LIFETIME, AND ENHANCED OVERALL EFFICIENCY. THE FEASIBILITY IS BEING DEMONSTRATED THAT THESE FEATURES CAN BE ACHIEVED BY A PHASED ARRAY LIDAR WHICH UTILIZES NEW MICROWAVE DISCHARGE XEC1 WAVEGUIDE LASER TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

C Paul Christensen
3014544973

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Potomac Photonics Inc.
University Of Maryland - Bldg College Park, MD 20742

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