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Advanced Diagnostics for HF Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-02-C-0111
Agency Tracking Number: 011NM-0417
Amount: $949,716.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
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 Enterp
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

In this Phase II SBIR we propose to develop and deliver a versatile and unique device called the Adaptive Infrared Imaging Spectroradiometer (AIRIS) designed specifically for HF chemical lasers. The AIRIS will be an automated system that will allowdetailed, spectrally and spatially resolved images of HF laser beam profiles. In addition, the AIRIS will provide a valuable tool for developing new chemical laser nozzles since it will provide images of mixing of the H2 and F flow steams and formation ofro-vibrationally excited HF within the laser cavity. The HF AIRIS will provide a valuable tool for high power HF laser developers to provide improved system performance. We propose a comprehensive development and testing program with field tests atrecognized national centers of excellence for HF lasers. The HF AIRIS will have the ability to tune to user selected HF lines and rapidly switch between lines. There are multiple potential uses for the HF AIRIS including multiple health monitoringfunctions for large-scale lasers under development for the Space Based Laser including the Integrated Flight Experiment.

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