Increased Performance of GCSEL Arrays by Improved Thermal Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DASG60-02-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: A012-0845
Amount: $69,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7319 Sands Cove Court, Suite 2, Winter Park, FL, 32792
DUNS: 062473041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Rini
 (407) 681-2080
Business Contact
 Daniel Rini
Title: President
Phone: (407) 681-2080
Research Institution
This Phase I SBIR effort will demonstrate the feasibility of using RTI's patent pending cooling technology, Evaporative Spray Cooling (ESC), to enable a revolutionary GCSEL diode laser technology to be scaled to high power. The GCSEL array has the abilityto cut any material in a rapid and precise fashion with low beam divergence diodes; and by adding the advanced heat removal capacity of ESC the GCSEL array can be scaled to higher average powers. RTI is working closely with this GCSEL laser company; theyare supplying matching funds on this SBIR effort.The ESC technique offers high-heat-flux heat removal from the GCSEL array, as well as reduced overall size and mass of the thermal management system. This combination enables an increase in laser power and a reduction in subsystem support. Both are vitalfor HEL applications on tactical platforms. The proposed technology combination will result in a revolutionary laser cutting abilities, with increased power density and reduced system size.

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