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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-06-M-0129
Agency Tracking Number: F061-006-1530
Amount: $99,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-006
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
PO Box 6971, Chesterfield, MO, 63006
DUNS: 126752018
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Cain
 President
 (314) 576-1639
 abcain@itacllc.com
Business Contact
 Alan Cain
Title: President
Phone: (314) 576-1639
Email: 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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