A System for Enabling Use of Laser Systems in a Transonic Flow Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,976.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-06-M-0129
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-006-1530
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS CO., L. L. C.
PO Box 6971, Chesterfield, MO, 63006
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126752018
Principal Investigator:
Alan Cain
President
(314) 576-1639
abcain@itacllc.com
Business Contact:
Alan Cain
President
(314) 576-1639
abcain@itacllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A system that provides a large field of regard for propagation of a lethal beam from a transonic platform will be evaluated. The proposed design incorporates concepts to address the fact that shocks do develop in transonic flow, but with the proposed system the field of regard should be enhanced. A second feature is provided that allows a simple method of controlling optical aberrations imposed by the shear layer. The resulting optical-aberration will have a well defined and minimal requirement for robust adaptive-optic correction of a laser propagated through the controlled shear layer.

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