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Stress-Optic Laser Scanning for Matrix Code Reading, Laser Communications and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
31985
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
31985
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Seaver Engineering
P.O. Box 401 Cataumet, MA 02534
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Stress-Optic Laser Scanning for Matrix Code Reading, Laser Communications and Directed Energy
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $768,641.00
 

Abstract:

Seaver Engineering proposes to develop a laser scanner that is both highly innovative technically and applicable to a broad and deep commercial market. The innovation lies in its use of stress-induced beam refraction in ordinary optical glasses; the commercial potential lies in its use as a "code reader"in the large bar and matrix code markets. It is solid-state, high-speed, with high optical throughput and reads in two-dimensions. Its precise beam, tracking, pointing and reporting, its low cost and its visible-through-infrared capability make it unique in its field. Its specifications after the phase I work is completed would be: scan angle, > 15 in two dimensions, two-dimensional beam pointing accuracy, < 10 micro-radians; scan speed, > lOKHz and 200 frames per second; optical power throughput, > lOO's of watts, co-linear transmit and receive optics; operable at 1.5 microns; capable of computer control and reporting of beam position; mass-producible; and with a shelf life > 2 years. The goals of phase I are to improve the maximum scan range and pointing accuracy of our innovative, two dimensional prototype scanning technique. This will be done through the use of new optical glasses and a new technique for imposing the index of refraction gradient within the steerer, as well as by reducing the noise in the beam pointing train

Principal Investigator:

George Seaver
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Seaver Engineering
P.O. Box 401 Cataumet, MA 02534

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