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Variable Pulsewidth, Variable Energy Laser Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-16-C-0117
Agency Tracking Number: A161-009-0032
Amount: $99,908.54
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-009
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-22
Small Business Information
13605 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
United States
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pat Burns
 (703) 471-7671
Business Contact
 Tracy Perinis
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Research Institution

The Army desires a laser source with the ability to vary the pulse width from 2 ns to160 ns, while maintaining constant energy per pulse. A secondary desire is to vary output energy from 1 to 10 mJ, with a limit of 500kW. Fibertek has developed a novel approach to meet both of these goals. Fibertek will also develop a design for electronics control and cooling and a Graphical User Interface. Fibertek has a long history of developing small laser designators including the introductionof diode-pumped lasers to the military market. Fibertek was also heavily involved with the development of athermal lasers and laser larkers. A central thrust to laser designator and marker development is the use of shorter than historical pulse lengths for laser designators. This device will allow the Army to quickly and accurately test seeker heads with varying pulse widths and energy levels. This will allow development of shorter pulse lasers to continue to proliferate, reducing the size, power and weight of equipment carried by the warfighter.

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