Laser System for Active Tracking of a Launch Vehicle and Satellite

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-02-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: 011NM-1064
Amount: $749,475.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Metrolaser, Inc.
2572 White Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
DUNS: 188465819
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladmir Markov
 Senior Scientist
 (949) 553-0688
 vmarkov@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact
 Cecil Hess
Title: President
Phone: (949) 553-0688
Email: chess@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"In this Phase II proposal we outline a plan to develop a novel phase conjugate laser system capable of locking and tracking remote objects. The proposed system uses a pulse laser with an intra-cavity four-wave mixing configuration. During Phase I weperformed an extensive theoretical analysis of the phase conjugation system, built a breadboard and demonstrated the operational principles of the experimental system, including its ability to distinguish the spatial coordinates of a moving object. DuringPhase II, we will extend the performance analysis to include high frequency Doppler shift, design and build a breadboard for verifying and optimizing the predicted system performance, demonstrate and refine laboratory operation, and estimate its workingenvelope. The Phase II project will culminate in a field test to demonstrate tracking of a high velocity remote target."

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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