Ultra Compact Drivers for Improving the Performance and Lifetime of Efficient Laser Diode Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,891.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00164-06-C-6014
Award Id:
78236
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D03-4130
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 WARD STREET, SOMERVILLE, MA, 02143
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
106771140
Principal Investigator:
Rodney Petr
Principal Investigator
(617) 547-1122
rpetr@srl.com
Business Contact:
Jonah Jacob
President
(617) 547-1122
jjacob@srl.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this SBIR, Science Research Laboratory, Inc. (SRL) will develop revolutionary, ultra-compact, intelligent drivers for improving the performance and lifetime of efficient Laser Diode Arrays (LDAs). The goal is to develop supplies with specific power densities of 12 kW/liter, which is a factor-of-six higher, and as a result six times more compact, than conventional technology. In addition, should wide bandgap SiC technology currently being developed under DARPA's High Power Electronic program come to fruition, the specific power density of SRL's drivers will increase by almost another factor-of-two to 20 kW/liter. SRL's breakthrough driver technology will incorporate intelligent circuitry that has demonstrated a factor-of-40 increase in LDA lifetime. In Phase I, SRL will demonstrate the technology can be scaled to 7 kW/liter and improve the lifetime of nLight's Super High Efficiency Diodes (SHEDs) LDAs by a factor-of-10. In Phase II, we will deliver to the OSD/Navy an intelligent LDA driver that has a specific power density of 12 kW/liter.

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