Adaptive Agile Multi-Spectral Laser Protection Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$744,995.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9302-07-C-0012
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-312-1874
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-312
Small Business Information
KENT OPTRONICS, INC.
275 Martinel Dr., Suite W, Kent, OH, 44240
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
129457037
Principal Investigator
 Le Li
 CEO
 (845) 897-0138
 leli@kentoptronics.com
Business Contact
 Le Li
Title: CEO
Phone: (845) 897-0138
Email: leli@kentoptronics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this SBIR Phase II Program, two prototypes of multi-spectral laser protection devices will be developed for protecting a group of cameras used in the Air Force Flight Test Center from being damaged/jammed by multi-wavelength high-energy lasers during weapon test & evaluation. The devices also provide with much-needed protection for military sensors against hostile high-energy laser, which is a serious and urgent yet un-solved issue facing the U.S. military. The prototypes consist of a multi-pixel narrow band tunable notch filter and controlling electronics. The devices reject up to three laser lines simultaneously with either sub-regional (spatial) or angular selective protection capability. They provide with the maximum protection yet cause the minimum disturbance to the camera operation. The main specifications of the devices are (a) > 3 notch optical density, (b) < 1 dB off-band loss, (c) >104 nm/s notch wavelength tuning speed, (d) 60-100 nm notch bandwidth, and (e) 0-70oC operation temperature. The devices are compact, lightweight, and low cost.

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