Advanced Tunable Laser (ATLAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0351
Agency Tracking Number: F121-071-1458
Amount: $149,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-071
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Advanced Systems & Technologies, Inc
23 Mauchly #109, Irvine, CA, -
DUNS: 828239769
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Markov
 President / Senior Scientist
 (949) 733-3355
Business Contact
 Debra Hadley
Title: Dir. of Admin.&Finance
Phone: (949) 733-3355
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: A multi-functional laser (MFL) is becoming an essential component of a prospective active laser system for tracking, characterization and discrimination of space objects. Low intensity, object-returned signals in combination with its large Doppler frequency shift requires novel solutions to address the issues necessary to facilitate steady-track conditions. This proposal outlines the AS & T approach in designing an MFL and the validation of a fast-tunable, frequency-controlled CW laser that is required for high MFL performance. This Phase I program will focus on performance analysis and proof of principle experiments of the proposed Advanced Tunable Laser (ATLAS) module. During Phase II of this program we will perform a prototype MFL system design including integration and laboratory validation. BENEFIT: The proposed ATLAS should support a number of applications including LADAR and laser tracking systems, high-density optical storage systems, optical non-destructive testing systems, high-resolution profilometers, and sensors based on fiber-Bragg gratings. Additionally, in combination with an amplifier stage, the described laser system would be an ideal pump source for narrowband optical-parametric oscillators (OPO) for the remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases.

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