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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Development of Efficient, Diode-Pumped 3-5 Micron Oscillators for Remote Sensing

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Spectrally and spatially coherent, high pulse energy, tunable mid-IR sources remain elusive. Solid-State and semiconductor lasers do not operate over the 1.5 to 5 micron wavelength range, leaving laser-pumped frequency converters, such as Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPOs), as the most viable technology. Achieving high conversion efficiency and continuous tunability in rugged OPOs has present ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Physics-Based Signature Simulator for Adaptive Waveform Coherent LADAR

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A novel, adaptive waveform coherent LADAR concept is proposed to provide a robust Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) sensor with the capability to meet Air Force objectives. The compact, rugged solid-state LADAR operates at eyesafe wavelengths and is capable of stand-off detection ranges to 20 km or more. Simultaneous precision range, Doppler and micro-Doppler target signatures are extracted wit ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Adaptive Waveform Solid-State Coherent LADAR Array Imager

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A novel, adaptive waveform coherent LADAR concept is proposed to provide a robust sensor capability to meet Air Force objectives. The LADAR operates at an eyesafe solid-state wavelength in order to achieve a compact, rugged design capable of stand-off ranges of 20 km or more. Simultaneous precision range, Doppler and micro-Doppler target signatures are extracted with an extremely efficient proc ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Distributed Aperture, Multifunction Laser Radar System

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An emerging, powerful trend in electro-optics systems development is the "multifunction sensor. It addresses the need to reduce the volume, prime power requirements, and cost of sensor suites. Further functionality and cost reduction are achieved by distributing the multifunction sensor signals over an optical bus to spatially-separated optical apertures and time multiplexing a centrally located ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Average Power Frequency Agile COIL

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Nonlinear optical frequency converters for lasers are impacting a variety of systems including weapons fire control, active beacon adaptive optics, target designation, range finding, and active multispectral imaging ladar. Most next-generation systems require frequency agile transmitters with improved power scaling. For example, there are currently few high average power (1 to 20 kW) frequency c ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Coherent Laser Radar Atmospheric Turbulence Sensor

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed Phase I program develops and investigates the feasibility of a novel, single-ended, range-resolved refractive turbulence profiler. This system is based on solid-state coherent laser radar technology and therefore has the potential for characterizing wind turbulence as well. The subject innovation provides real-time turbulence profiles that can benefit missile defense sensors, such a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Tunable UV LIDAR for Water Vapor Profiling and Ozone Monitoring

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The development of graphite fibers with thermal conductivities along the fiber of greater than 1000 W/m degree K have allowed composites to reach in-plane thermal conductivities (11, k22) of 300 to 660 W/m degree K. These conductivities are two to four times those of the aluminum alloys currently used for spacecraft structure. However, the composites have very low thermal conductivit ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Tunable UV LIDAR for Water Vapor Profiling and Ozone Monitoring

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Low-Leakage Brush Seals for Rocket Turbopumps

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: N/A

    It has been proven, for gas turbines, that brush seals exhibit substantially lower leakage in close clearance areas than conventional labyrinth seals. Direct efficiency gains from reducing seal leakage losses in turbopumps with brush seals potentially amounts to several percent of the total pump power consumption. As such, the case for transitioning brush seals to rocket turbopumps is compelling ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Pressure Compressor Using an Axial-Flow, Mixed-Flow, and Centrifugal Stage with Interstage and Disc

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: N/A

    High Pressure Compressor (HPC) pressure ratios of up to 40:1 are required to achieve 100:1 cycle pressure ratios. A multi-stage axial HPC configuration will be too long and heavy and too inefficient in later stages (at these higher pressure ratios). Increased tip clearance to span ratio will also lead to low efficiency and surge margin for the axial HPC. The innovations of the proposed work inc ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
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