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SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER FOR LASER ORDNANCE INITIATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
14856
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14856
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apa Optics, Inc.
2950 Ne 84th Lane Blaine, MN 55449
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER FOR LASER ORDNANCE INITIATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,978.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER FOR ROUTING A HIGH ENERGY LASER BEAM AMONG THE FIBER OPTIC ENERGY TRANSFER PATHS OF A LASER ORDNANCE INITIATION SYSTEM. A SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER WITH NO MOVING PARTS WILL ENABLE A MORE COMPACT AND DURABLE LASER ORDNANCE INITIATION SYSTEM. APA OPTICS' SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER UTILIZES INTERGRATED OPTIC WAVEGUIDES OF ALGAAS AND ELECTRO-OPTICALLY ACTIVATED BRAGG TRANSMISSION GRATINGS. THE PHAE I PROGRAM WILL ADDRESS ISSUES RELATED TO SCALING THE CURRENT 0.83 MICRON WAVELENGTH DESIGN AND FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY TO THAT APPROPRAITE FOR 1.06 MICRONS WAVELENGTH. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVES WILL BE TO DEMONSTRATE LOW LOSS, ELECTRO-OPTIC ACTIVE WAVEGUIDES FOR 1.06 MICRONS; AND TO DEMONSTRATE LASER DAMAGE RESISTANT WAVEGUIDES AT THE LASER POWER LEVELS REQUIRED FOR LASER ORDNANCE INITIATIORS. IN PHASE II, A SOLID STATE LASER SCANNED MODULE WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR EVALUATION IN A LASER ORDNANCE INITIATOR TEST SETUP.

Principal Investigator:

Dr W T Boord
Principal Investigator
6127844995

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Apa Optics Inc.
2950 NE 84th Lane Blaine, MN 55434

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