Advanced Chemical Iodine Lasers for the ABL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$736,023.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F29601-01-C-0007
Award Id:
55159
Agency Tracking Number:
001NM-0872
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2004 S. Wright St. Extended, Urbana, IL, 61802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041929402
Principal Investigator:
David Carroll
Engineering Director
(217) 333-8274
carroll@cuaerospace.com
Business Contact:
Wayne Solomon
President
(217) 244-7646
solomon@cuaerospace.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The primary objective of CU Aerospace's Phase II work will be to experimentally characterize the ElectriCOIL flow using advanced diagnostics and to demonstrate lasing of this electrically assisted chemical iodine laser. CU Aerospace (CUA) and theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) believe that it is possible to construct a highly efficient electric generation scheme to provide the precursor energy donor species O2(1D) with a combination of direct current and RF discharge techniques.The CUA/UIUC team has set up a flow tube experiment that combines a pulse direct current pre-ionization coupled with a more conventional cw RF discharge. The innovative combination of these techniques will provide a steady state source of O2(1D). Anadditional advantage to the discharge technique is the creation of significant quantities of the O2(1S) state that can assist in the process of dissociating molecular iodine. Such an electronically produced O2(1D) generator will be even more effective ifimplemented simultaneously with an atomic iodine augmentation technique; this implementation will also be performed in Phase II.

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