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X-RAY SOURCE ENHANCEMENT FOR X-RAY LASER (XRL) MATERIAL RESPONSE EXPERIMENTATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
2476
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2476
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086 0470
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: X-RAY SOURCE ENHANCEMENT FOR X-RAY LASER (XRL) MATERIAL RESPONSE EXPERIMENTATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $483,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF SDI DEVELOPMENT OF X-RAY LASER (XRL) WEAPONS SYSTEMS AND THE COUNTERMEASURES IS THE EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF EFFECTS OF SIMULATION FIDELITY AND THE CREATION OF MATERIALS RESPONSE DATABASES. THIS EXPERIMENTALPROGRAM USES AS A SOURCE OF INTENSE SOFT X-RAY THE PLASMA RADIATING SOURCE (PRS) OPERATED BY THE DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY. THE PRS AS CURRENTLY USED FALLS TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT X-RAY FLUENCE, SPECTRAL QUALITY AND DEBRIS-FREE MEASUREMENT ENVIRONMENT REQUIRED BY THIS NEW XRL EFFECTS TESTING ROLE. A CALCULATIONAL/EXPERIMENTAL PHASE I PROJECT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A SPECTRALLY DISCRIMINATING X-RAY CONCENTRATOR OPTIC COMPONENT THAT WILL IMPROVE PRS PERFORMANCE IN THE XRL TESTING ROLE. THE BASIS FOR THIS COM PONENT IS THE ADVANCED LAYERED SYNTHETIC MICROSTRUCTURE (LSM) X-RAY INTERFERENCE MIRROR. PHASE I CALCULATIONAL EFFORT WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING FIGURED LSM X-RAY CONCENTRATOR OPTICS OFR PRS ENHANCEMENT. EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT A PRS FACILITY TO DEMONSTRATE DEBRIS MITIGATION AND TO INVESTIGATE LSM SURVIVABILITY IN THE PRS ENVIRONMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Louis N Koppel
4087337780

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Research & Applctns
1223 E Arques Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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