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Advanced Diagnostics and Analytic Tools for HF/DF Laser Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-01-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number: 011NM-0417
Amount: $99,659.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steven Davis
 VP, Applied Optics
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (978) 689-3232
Research Institution

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop two sensitive diagnostics for HF chemical laser development:. a) a novel patented, multispectral imager; Adaptive Infrared Imaging Spectroradiometer (AIRIS) and b) Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF).In Phase I we will design, assemble, characterize, and field test an AIRIS device to demonstrate its capability to provide a sensitive diagnostic for the spatial and spectral content of HF lasers and profiles of HF(v,J) concentration and gain. We alsopropose to develop a design for a PLIF instrument that would be delivered in Phase II. This device would be used by HF researchers to design and test advanced mixing nozzles for future HF lasers. These two diagnostic tools would provide developers ofhigh power chemical lasers with valuable data including spatial maps of populations of HF(v,J) levels, stability of HF output lines, and detailed maps of mixing.A successful Phase I and II program will result in two diagnostic devices that will be delivered to the Air Force. These tools will provide valuable design and verification data for development of the next generation of high power HF lasers. Follow onopportunities include diagnostics for ground based spaceborne lasers.

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