PHASE CONJUGATE LASER COUNTERMEASURES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,548.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12852
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Potomac Synergetics Inc
Po Box 953, Mclean, VA, 22101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
V J Corcoran
(703) 642-5758
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
POTOMAC SYNERGETICS, INC. (PSI), A WOMAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS, PROPOSES TO INVESTIGATE THE USE OF PHASE CONJUGATE TECHNIQUES AS LASER COUNTERMEASURES. THREE GENERIC SYSTEMS CONCEPTS ARE SUGGESTED WHICH WILL BE INVESTIGATED AND EVALUATED. A FOUR TASK PHASE I PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO DETERMINE WHICH TECHNIQUE OFFERS THE MOST PROMISE TO FULFILL THE NEEDS OF THE ARMY STRATEGIC DEFENSE COMMAND. THIS TECHNIQUE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN PHASE II. THE CHOSEN SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE CAPABLE OF AUTOMATICALLY TRACKING AND DESTROYING MANY SYSTEMS (TARGETS) WITH A MAXIMUM OF ECONOMY AND SIMPLICITY. IN ADDITION, THE TECHNIQUE IS ALIGNMENT INSENSITIVE AND PRECISE POINTING IS INHERENT IN THE CONCEPT WITHOUT LARGE, EXPENSIVE GIMBALS. ALSO, THE TECHNIQUE WILL BE APPLICABLE OVER A BROAD SPECTRAL RANGE. AS A COMPANY, PSI HAS BOTH ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM. IN ADDITION TO WORKING ON THE INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGIES OF IMPORTNACE TO LASER COUNTERMEASURES, PSI HAS DESIGNED, ASSEMBLED AND TESTED A SYSTEM SPECIFICALLY FOR COUNTERMEASURES OF SENSORS, WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS IN LASER WEAPONS SYSTEMS.

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