High-energy, multi-spectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-02-C-1007
Agency Tracking Number: N01-109-01
Amount: $99,931.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: 149375479
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Iain McKinnie
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (303) 604-2000
 iainm@ctilidar.com
Business Contact
 Sammy Henderson
Title: Exec. VP & Ch. Tech. Off.
Phone: (303) 604-2000
Email: sammy@ctilidar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"CTI proposes a high efficiency, extremely compact, multi-band laser source suitable for use in a beach and surf-zone imaging system. The transmitter will utilize low-risk laser components in a novel device geometry that permits the development of veryhigh wall plug efficiency transmitters with minimal cooling requirements. Additionally, the multi-band imager can be configured for polarization discrimination allowing more detector degrees of freedom. This feature enables the development of amulti-discriminant sensor for improved mine countermeasures. The proposed device is based on demonstrated CTI achievements in the area of solid-state lasers resulting in a low-risk Phase I/II program with a clear path to future production of minimal cost,turn-key, military hardware. At the end of Phase II a useful, multi-band device will be delivered to the Navy. This work will also fund development of an enabling technology that can impact a variety of fields including remote sensing, science andmedicine. High electrical efficiency, visible and short-wave infrared, pulsed laser sources are needed for a variety of applications including: detection and imaging, altimetry and ranging, terrain mapping, designation, search and rescue beacons, surgery,photodynamic therapy and cosmetic skin repair."

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