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SHORT PULSE WAVEFORM GENERATOR (WFG) FOR ASAT LASER RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15782
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15782
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Amsen Technologies, LLC
1684 South Research Loop Suite 518 Tucson, AZ 85710-6740
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SHORT PULSE WAVEFORM GENERATOR (WFG) FOR ASAT LASER RADAR APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,994.00
 

Abstract:

TO CREATE A DOPPLER IMAGER OF A TARGET, SUCH AS A SATELLITE, WITH A LASER RADAR, IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE A LASER CAPABLE OF CREATING A SUITABLE. DOPPLER IMAGE RESOLUTION IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE LENGTH OF THE LASER PULSE (THE AMOUNT OF THE TARGET ILLUMINATED IN AN INSTANT OF TIME), AND THE REQUIRED SPACING BETWEEN PULSES IS RELATED TO THE MAXIMUM TARGET SIZE. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES A METHOD OF DESIGNING A CO2 LASER CAVITY WHICH IS BELIEVED WILL GENERATE ULTRA-SHORT OPTICAL PULSES (TENTHS OF A NANOSECOND) SPACED TENS OF NANOSECONDS APART. A COMBINATION OF PROVEN OPTICAL TECHNQIUES SHOULD ALLOW PRODUCTION OF SUB-NANOSECOND CO2 LASER PULSES SUITABLE FOR HETERODYNE DETECTION IN STATE-OF-THE-ART ASAT LASER RADAR APPLICATIONS. THIS WAVEFORM GENERATOR (WFG) WILL BE USED AS INPUT TO A LONG PULSE LASER AMPLIFIER (LPLA) ALREADY UNDER DEVELOPMENT TO PRODUCE HIGH ENERGY OPTICAL PULSES FOR ASAT RELATED APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert E Howle
Principal Investigator
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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: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No