Innovative Diode Laser Pump Array for Directed Energy Weapons

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,917.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00164-04-C-6048
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-038-0949
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-038
Small Business Information
RINI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3267 Progress Drive, Orlando, FL, 32826
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
608777798
Principal Investigator
 Daniel P Rini
 President
 (407) 384-7840
 dan@rinitech.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Rini
Title: President
Phone: (407) 384-7840
Email: dan@rinitech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Rini Technologies Inc. (RTI), proposals to demonstrate the feasibility of a new diode laser packaging concept that simultaneously features a lower thermal resistance, a simpler manufacturing process, an innovative beam shaping device, and a more compact cooling system than any diode package available today. Current programs to develop high power diode pumped solid state lasers for missile defense will benefit from a diode package with these improvements since the diode pumps are the "heart" of the laser system. This diode array concept uses an innovative optical element called a Beam Control Prism, in conjunction with a powerful thermal management technique, Evaporative Spray Cooling to produce the superior performance of the diode array. Phase I will focus on an experiment to demonstrate the abilities of the optical element and a diode array design to establish the Phase II prototype. RTI will partner with the University of Central Florida's School of Optics and diode laser manufacturers to help meet these goals

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government