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Scalable Adaptive Fiber-Array Elements (SAFARE) for Directed Energy Phased…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt
711 E Monument Ave Ste 101 Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Scalable Adaptive Fiber-Array Elements (SAFARE) for Directed Energy Phased Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-13-M-0064
Award Amount: $149,998.00


ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for an adaptive optics system using a fiber laser array as the spatial phase correction system within the subaperature of an array of discrete telescopes, Optonicus and The University of Dayton propose the development of a new Scalable Adaptive Fiber-Array Elements (SAFARE) system. The integration of new fiber-array architectures with novel imaging and adaptive optics sensing abilities will allow power scaling and spatial phase control to come together in a new system overcoming obstacles currently preventing the fielding high-energy laser weapon systems in airborne platforms. In Phase I, Optonicus/UD will demonstrate the feasibility of the SAFARE system by developing an architecture that allows subaperature wavefront sensing and fiber-laser based phased conjugation in a new laser array weapons system. In Phase II, Optonicus/UD plan to conduct tests in a laboratory environment to validate the fundamental measurement/correction limits in stressing environments. In Phase III Optonicus will commercialize the technology for dual DoD laser weapons applications and civilian commercial uses. BENEFIT: The Optonicus/UD SAFARE system will enable fielding of a compact high energy laser weapon system in DoD air and ground battle applications. The technology has commercial applications in high energy lasers for industrial cutting and welding, as well as low power applications in free space optical communications.

Principal Investigator:

Tom T. Jr.
(505) 238-1166

Business Contact:

Rob Markovich
(415) 341-5940
Small Business Information at Submission:

MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Optonicus)
711 E Monument Ave Ste 101 Dayton, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 271363356
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Research Institution Information:
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-
Contact: Claudette Groeber
Contact Phone: (937) 229-2919