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Laser Technology for Shipboard Defense

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87409
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-214-0025
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SA Photonics
130A Knowles Dr. Los Gatos, CA 95032-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Laser Technology for Shipboard Defense
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0055
Award Amount: $69,974.00
 

Abstract:

SA Photonics is pleased to propose a program to develop a double-band shipboard defense laser system (DOSLS) based on our High Energy, and Tunable pulse Optical Source (HETOS) technology for shipboard defense applications and other military and commercial applications. The proposed light system is flexible, scalable and affordable. It will be constructed using mainly commercial fiber-optic components and therefore, is reliable, highly efficient, rugged, compact, lightweight, easy to use and low cost. DOSLS' performance either equals or exceeds the requirements in every category. In a HETOS design there are three key enabling technologies that offer significant improvements over other methods of generating a visible/near IR source, they are: Regenerative fiber amplifiers (RFA) Generation of optical pulses with adjustable pulse width and pulse repetition rate Low loss Band Separator and Signal Combiner (BSSC) The regenerative fiber amplifiers reuse pump power and therefore improve efficiency and reduce the total number of stages of fiber amplifiers. This enables a HETOS to have >100X reduction of prime DC power consumption for burst mode operations compared to a conventional laser source using bulk optics.

Principal Investigator:

James Coward
President
4159770553
j.coward@saphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Michael Browne
VP of Product Development
4083484426
m.browne@saphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SA PHOTONICS
650 5th Street Suite 505 San Francisco, CA 94107

EIN/Tax ID: 611427995
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No