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SPACE APPLICATIONS OF THE SOLAR PUMPED LASER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9473
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9473
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Astronautics Co
11519 Turnbridge Ln Reston, VA 22094
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: SPACE APPLICATIONS OF THE SOLAR PUMPED LASER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $52,282.00
 

Abstract:

FIVE MILITARY SPACE LASER APPLICATIONS, LOCAL AND GLOBAL WIND MAPPING, ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY MEASUREMENTS, AIR AND SPACE BORNE OBJECT ID AND SURVEILLANCE, SUBMARINE COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERSATELLITE POWER RELAY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THESE APPLICATIONS ALL REQUIRE 100 TO 1000 WATTS OF CONTINUOUS LASER POWER. THE ONLY PRACTICAL WAY TO ORBIT LASER RESOURCES OF THIS HIGH POWER IS THE SOLAR PUMPED LASER (SPL) WHICH CONVERT SUNLIGHT TO HIGH QUALITY LASER RADIATION AT 10% TO 15% EFFICIENCY, MORE THAN 10 TIMES THE EFFICIENCY OF CONVENTIONAL ELECTRIC LASERS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM GOAL IS TO TRANSITION THE SPL FROM THE LABORATORY TO SPACE APPLICATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Rick Fleeter
7037879121

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astronautics Co
11519 Turnbridge Ln Reston, VA 22094

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