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Active frequency stabilized laser systems for high performance defense…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69526
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-020-0928
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC MATERIALS CORP.
31948 Frontage Road Bozeman, MT 59715-0078
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Active frequency stabilized laser systems for high performance defense applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0157
Award Amount: $749,739.00
 

Abstract:

Highly frequency stable optical oscillators are a critical component in coherent detection systems, such as those utilized in range resolved Doppler imaging ladar and advanced photonic signal processing systems. The deployment of highly coherent master optical oscillators becomes increasingly complex in high vibration environments typical of aircraft and space vehicles. The objective of this SBIR effort is to develop a highly coherent diode laser system, based on active frequency stabilization to spatial-spectral (S2) sensor materials. These S2 sensors, manufactured by our company, provide ultra-narrow (~ 1 kHz ) solid state frequency references that are immune to external vibrations. In Phase I, computer based modeling tools for stabilizing a master oscillator to these S2 sensors were developed and their performance predictions were verified through experimental proof-of-concept demonstrations. During the Phase II effort, we will build and test a prototype, designed to meet specific MDA system needs. Work includes implementation of a digital servo control unit developed during Phase I and long term frequency stability circuit development for improved performance.

Principal Investigator:

Zachary Cole
Research Scientist
4069220334
zcole@scientificmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Ralph Hutcheson
President
4065853772
scimat@montana.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SCIENTIFIC MATERIALS CORP.
31948 Frontage Road Bozeman, MT 59715

EIN/Tax ID: 810458343
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No