FIBER OPTICS ORDNANCE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,084.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10126
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Madhu A Acharekar
(407) 298-1802
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SEO PROPOSES A PHASE I STUDY PROGRAM TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF A RADIATION HARD Q-SWITCHED ND:CR:GSGG FIBER LASER FOR USE IN A FIBER OPTICS ORDNANCE SYSTEM. SEO WILL IMPROVE COUPLING EFFICIENCY BETWEEN THE INITIATOR AND OPTICAL FIBERS AND ALSO IMPROVE IONIZATION RESISTANCE TO NUCELAR WEAPONS EFFECTS. ND:CR:GSGG FIBER WILL BE USED FOR THE LASER BREADBOARD. THE ND:CR;GSGG MATERIAL HAS BEEN TESTED TO 10,000 RAD DOSE LEVEL. THE SELECTION OF OTHER LASER COMPONENTS INCLUDING PUMP SOURCE, Q-SWITCH, BEAM POLARIZERS, AND DIELECTRIC COATINGS WILL BE MADE BASED ON THEIR PERFORMANCE AT SIMILAR DOSE LEVELS. THE BREADBOARD ASSEMBLED WILL BE A FLASHLAMP/LASER DIODE PUMPED ND:CR:GSGG FIBER LASER SOURCE.

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