Space Propulsion through Ultrashort Pulse Laser Ablation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-C-2467
Agency Tracking Number: F031-1960
Amount: $879,963.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-185
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112, Tucson, AZ, 85719
DUNS: 058268652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Kremeyer
 (520) 882-7349
Business Contact
 Kevin Kremeyer
Phone: (520) 882-7349
Research Institution
This program will develop and execute a test matrix to identify the thrust that can be obtained in space, using both nanosecond and Joule-level ultrashort pulse lasers. This information will be used to identify missions which can be supported by laser-propulsion techniques either from ground- or space-based sources. The data will be analyzed and delivered together with candidate platform and system designs. Dual-use applications will also be explored.

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