High Energy Laser (HEL) Beam Combination for Enhancement of Fiber Laser Performance for Ranging and Tracking

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-06-M-0077
Award Id:
78773
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D04-1174
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:
Wiiliam Torruellas
Director Fiber Optronics
(703) 471-7671
wtorruellas@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
Horacio Verdun
Senior Vice President
(703) 471-7671
hverdun@fibertek.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The development of eye safe fiber lasers for wavelengths with high transmission through the atmosphere, capable of operating single wavelength at short pulses (¿|1ns), high pulse energy, high average power, and high beam quality, require the development of appropriate active fiber designs as well as beam coupling concepts consistent with application requirements. These lasers can find use in long range target ranging and tracking systems such as the Active Ranging Sensor for the Airborne Laser System, in which case the proposed laser will allow precision ranging down to a few centimeters and high accuracy acceleration measurement, therefore, accurate trajectory determination. It can also be designed for space applications related with terrain mapping and sounding of the atmosphere, for which it will allow to obtain high range resolution.

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