Ultra-Compact Laser Radar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-02-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0283
Amount: $69,666.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Francis Fitzpatrick
 Senior Program Manager
 (703) 471-7671
 ffitzpatrick@ifbertek.com
Business Contact
 Ralph Burnham
Title: Sr. Vice President
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: rburnham@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"This program will develop a new approach for laser transmitters for 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 existingdevices with the same average power. The laser design incorporates a novel multi-pass diode-pumped solid-state gain module that is optimized for efficiency and thermal management. This laser will find application as the transmitter for both short-pulsedirect-detection and coherent ladar systems. The novel solid-state laser technology to be developed will decrease the size, weight and cost of high-power diode-pumped lasers. These reductions will make affordable new applications including materialsprocessing and large area displays."

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