Mid-Infrared Laser Beam Combining Module for Infrared Countermeasure Application

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A027
Agency Tracking Number: A111-029-0555
Amount: $98,632.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-029
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
10 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 650, Woodbridge, NJ, -
DUNS: 801562554
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yakov Soskind
 Chief Engineer
 (732) 791-5414
Business Contact
 Joseph Aletta
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (732) 791-5400
Email: jaletta@dhpctech.com
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to develop highly reliable, low cost and small package size mid-infrared diode laser beam combining module (LBCM) for integration into various military applications, including infrared countermeasure systems (IRCMs), remote chemical detection and sensing, as well as free-space communications. The LBCM will offer reduced size, weight, and power consumption required for integration into a variety of systems suitable for use on manned or unmanned carriers. The LBCM will be designed and optimized for manufacturing to assure high yield cost-effective volume production. During SBIR Phase I, a detailed trade-off analysis of the alternative state of the art beam combining techniques applied to mid-IR laser sources will be provided. The analysis outcome will serve to design a beam combining module that will produce a single high power output beam with high directionality while minimizing optical losses and reducing the size, weight and power (SWaP), as well as improving the wall-plug efficiency. Multidimensional tolerance analysis and design optimization of the LBCM will be performed to assure highest yields during volume production. Upon completion of SBIR Phase I, a final report will be compiled, and the LBCM design will become available for fabrication & evaluation during the following SBIR Phase II.

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