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Laser Beacon for Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97295
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-100-2552
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-100
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Diffraction, Ltd
186 Mad River Park Waitsfield, VT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Laser Beacon for Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-10-M-0228
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed multi-spectral IFF beacon will use 40 to 50 % effient high power laser diodes at 863, 1064, and 1550 nm wavelengths. Thermal emitters including diamond-like carbon thin films, photonic crystals, and quantum cascade lasers will be characterized and compared. Finally a model to predict the detection range of IFF beacons will be developed using proprietary emitter power and atmospheric tranmission models coupled with various Night Vision & Electronic Systems Directorate range performance models. BENEFIT: High power, high efficiency, compact, multi-spectral beacons will greatly enhance the safety of joint tactical air controllers and other operators on the ground.

Principal Investigator:

Marc Hammond
Senior Optical Engineer
8024966640
marc.hammond@ogaragroup.com

Business Contact:

Bob Kogut
General Manager
8024966640
bob.kogut@ogaragroup.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Diffraction, Ltd
186 Mad River Park Waitsfield, VT 05673

EIN/Tax ID: 030337343
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No