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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,991.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9451-06-M-0077
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D04-1174
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD05-D04
Small Business Information
FIBERTEK, INC.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator
 Wiiliam Torruellas
 Director Fiber Optronics
 (703) 471-7671
 wtorruellas@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Horacio Verdun
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: hverdun@fibertek.com
Research Institution
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 (ƒ~!@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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