Space Propulsion through Ultrashort Pulse Laser Ablation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,998.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-04-C-2467
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1960
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PHYSICS, MATERIALS & APPLIED MATH RESEAR
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112, Tucson, AZ, 85719
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
058268652
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Kremeyer
(520) 882-7349
kremeyer@physics-math.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Kremeyer
(520) 882-7349
kremeyer@physics-math.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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