FILADER - Fiber Laser Designator-Rangefinder

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-04-P-0284
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0178
Amount: $69,957.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation 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
 Vladimir Markov
 Principal Investigator
 (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 I we propose to study and develop a laser designator and rangefinder with an architecture based on the unique features of a fiber laser. The Fiber Laser Designator-Rangefinder - FILADER would have an output beam with a divergence of lessthan 30 ¿Yrad, relative pointing stability of less than 5 ¿Yrad, and ranging accuracy better than 1 m. The proposed concept would provide extremely high stability of the transmitted beam directionality and spatial-angular characteristics, sizeablereduction in weight and dimensions of the system, and significant reduction of the heat sink requirements.In the Phase I program we will develop a breadboard system and conduct a series of proof-of-concept experiments to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed technology. In addition, we would develop a conceptual design of a Phase II prototype system inanticipation of building this prototype during Phase II. Part of the Phase I work will also include a commercialization plan for the FILADER system.

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