Ultra-Compact Laser Radar

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,597.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0003
Award Id:
58701
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0283
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator:
FranFitzpatrick
Program Manager
(703) 471-7671
ffitzpatrick@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
RalphBurnham
Senior Vice President
(703) 471-7671
rburnham@fibertek.com
Research Institute:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government