Metal Vapor Generator for Chemical Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$48,542.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18030
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
General Sciences, Inc.
2600 Monroe Blvd., Norristown, PA, 19403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter D. Zavitsanos, Phd
(215) 666-6080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
General Sciences, Inc. will use a highly exothermic solid state intermetallic reaction as a furnace powered by chemical energy which will vaporize Bismuth metal primarily to its monoatomic form. This flow of atomic vapor will be used as a fuel in combustion reactions with fluorine compounds which will form excited states of BiF(A-X) lasing in the visible part of the spectrum (blue). Proof of concept is based on the realized vapor and quantitive measurements of the Bi/Bi2 measurements. A simple portable and scaleable canister like device will be designed for Phase II construction and testing in a Laser Research Facility. In Phase II, a metal vapor generator system capable of generating large quantities of metal atoms will be developed.

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