Ultra-Compact Laser Radar

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,596.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0283
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
BMDO02-002
Solicitation Number:
2002.1
Small Business Information
FIBERTEK, INC.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator
 Fran Fitzpatrick
 Program Manager
 (703) 471-7671
 ffitzpatrick@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Ralph Burnham
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: rburnham@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This program seeks to develop a new approach for laser transmitters aimed at ultra-compact space-based Ladar systems. The technology proposed has the potential for reducing the size, weight and cost of the laser transmitter by an order of magnitude over existing devices with the same average power. The design approach incorporates a novel multi-pass diode-pumped solid-state gain module that is optimized for efficiency and thermal management. In Phase I, the technical merit of this device was demonstrated at the prototype level. Phase II will forward the development to the level of maturity required for the proposed applications and include a demonstration of a Ladar transmitter operating at the performance levels required for Interceptor and Forward Based Sensor missions. This laser will find application as the transmitter for both short-pulse direct-detection and coherent Ladar systems. The benefits offered will make affordable new applications supporting DoD, NASA and commercial interests.

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