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Advanced Tunable Laser (ATLAS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-071-1458
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-071
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Advanced Tunable Laser (ATLAS)
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0351
Award Amount: $149,945.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: A multi-functional laser (MFL) is becoming an essential component of a prospective active laser system for tracking, characterization and discrimination of space objects. Low intensity, object-returned signals in combination with its large Doppler frequency shift requires novel solutions to address the issues necessary to facilitate steady-track conditions. This proposal outlines the AS & T approach in designing an MFL and the validation of a fast-tunable, frequency-controlled CW laser that is required for high MFL performance. This Phase I program will focus on performance analysis and proof of principle experiments of the proposed Advanced Tunable Laser (ATLAS) module. During Phase II of this program we will perform a prototype MFL system design including integration and laboratory validation. BENEFIT: The proposed ATLAS should support a number of applications including LADAR and laser tracking systems, high-density optical storage systems, optical non-destructive testing systems, high-resolution profilometers, and sensors based on fiber-Bragg gratings. Additionally, in combination with an amplifier stage, the described laser system would be an ideal pump source for narrowband optical-parametric oscillators (OPO) for the remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Markov
President / Senior Scientist
(949) 733-3355
vmarkov@asatechinc.com

Business Contact:

Debra Hadley
Dir. of Admin.&Finance
(949) 733-3355
dhadley@asatechinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Systems & Technologies, Inc
23 Mauchly #109 Irvine, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 263080009
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No