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Innovative Technology Development for Laser Radar (LADAR)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63051
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-0487
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corporation
22121 20th Avenue SE Bothell, WA 98021-4408
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Innovative Technology Development for Laser Radar (LADAR)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R025
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Department of Defense (DOD) requires compact, high power, short pulse laser sources operating at eyesafe wavelengths for compact imaging laser radar systems. Conventional eye safe laser sources using diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) and opticalparametric oscillator (OPO) technologies have difficulty meeting the packaging requirements. Aculight Corporation proposes a novel eyesafe, high power, pulsed laser source based on pulsed fiber laser and amplifier technology. The concept uses fiber-basedcomponents developed for the telecommunications industry to achieve an all-fiber-based laser source that is compact, efficient, and very reliable. In Phase II, a high power, eye safe, prototype fiber laser source will be developed and delivered to the ArmyAviation and Missile Command for testing in a scanning LADAR system. This work will develop a novel all-fiber-based eye safe laser source for a variety of military applications, including laser rangefinders and range imaging lidar systems. Commercialapplications include (1) a laser source for medical diagnostics, and (2) industrial processing applications.

Principal Investigator:

Anping Liu
Principal Investigator
4254821100
anping.liu@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Lowenthal
Vice President of R&D
4254821100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACULIGHT CORP.
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113 Bothell, WA 98011

EIN/Tax ID: 911581683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No