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LONG PULSE LASER AMPLIFIER FOR LASER RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
9439
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9439
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Amsen TechNologies LLC
1684 S. Research Loop Suite 518 Tucson, AZ 85710-6740
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: LONG PULSE LASER AMPLIFIER FOR LASER RADAR APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $691,000.00
 

Abstract:

A METHOD FOR CREATING AND AMPLIFYING LONG PULSE LASER WAVEFORMS (CO2, UV LASER, ETC.) IS BEING INVESTIGATED THAT COULD ELIMINATE AUXILIARY E-BEAM IONIZATION AND OPTICAL ISOLATION PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH A MASTER OSCILLATOR/POWER AMPLIFIER (MOPA) CONFIGURATION. FREQUENCY STABILITY COULD ALSO BE IMPROVED BY REMOVING MOST LIMP INDUCED FREQUENCY CHIRP. THE METHOD COULD BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A HIGH POWER (5-30+ KW), HIGH QUALITY, DIFFRACTION LIMITED OUTPUT BEAM. THE HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONIS COMPATIBLE WITH A REASONABLY COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT DEVICE SUITABLE FOR AIRBORNE OR SPACE BASED LASER RADAR APPLICATIONS. WHEN SUCCESSFUL, THIS RADICALLY DIFFERENT TECHNICAL APPROACH, WITH ITS LOWER COST WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT CURRENT LASER RADAR TRANSMITTER TECHNOLOGY. THIS CONCEPT PROVIDES THE POTENTIAL FOR ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENT IN LASER PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert E Howle
2058823974

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Andromeda Corp.
8302 Whitesburg Dr - Ste B Huntsville, AL 35802

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