Next Generation Fiber Laser Transmitter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7223
Agency Tracking Number: B041-038-1574
Amount: $749,977.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-038
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
FIBERTEK, INC.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Torruellas
 Director of Fiber Optroni
 (703) 471-7671
 wtorruellas@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Guy Beaghler
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: 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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