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Ultra-Compact Carbon Dioxide Laser For Chemical Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-06-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: A043-141-0445
Amount: $729,720.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-141
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-03-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-09-22
Small Business Information
7525 W. 81st St.,
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
United States
DUNS: 003644239
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Cohn
 Senior Scientist
 (310) 378-4961
 daveco2@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 John Ikegami
Title: President
Phone: (310) 337-7230
Email: jhikegami@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The phase II objective is to develop and deliver an Ultra-Compact CO2 TEA laser for integration with field test breadboard sensors. The approach is based on the Phase I effort that showed the superiority of direct over coherent detection for compact sensors in terms of size, weight, detectivity, and risk; detailed designs incorporating novel features for the Ultra-Compact and Compact lasers with pulse energies and PRFs of 20 mJ and 50 Hz and 100 mJ and 100 Hz, respectively; and design analysis giving a weight for a prototype Ultra-Compact laser of 11 lbs, an advanced production verion weight of 7 lbs, and a prototype and production Compact laser weight of 26 lbs and 16 lbs, respectively. The Ultra-Compact laser can be integrated with a fieldable testbed sensor to develop a much needed performance and detection data base. It can be configured to allow testing of separately developed advanced laser components as they become available.

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