Next Generation Fiber Laser Transmitter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,977.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-05-C-7223
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-038-1574
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-038
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
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:
William Torruellas
Director of Fiber Optroni
(703) 471-7671
wtorruellas@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
Guy Beaghler
President/CEO
(703) 471-7671
gbeaghler@fibertek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Fibertek Inc., is proposing to produce a high repetition rate fiber laser transmitter at 532nm to replace an existing low repetition rate laser source for MDA Ladar applications. This new transmitter increases the output power by a factor of twenty and increases the rate of pulse production one hundred times. In addition the transmitter architecture allows for sub-nanosecond pulses which are difficult to achieve with state of the art bulk solid-state laser technology. We propose here to design and engineer two units, an initial space qualification test unit and a flight unit, both compatible with the needs of next generation Space-Based Ladar Sensors. This allows MDA to demonstrate hardware on a path to meet future mission requirements in a realistic environment.

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