Monolithic Line-of-Sight Stabilized (MLOSS) Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,998.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-14-M-0142
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-130-0548
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-130
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Paul
Principal Scientist
(520) 770-6061
apaul@arete.com
Business Contact:
David Kane
Executive Vice President
(520) 770-6099
contracts@arete.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Laser designation and marking is critical in today's high precision combat environment. Performance is limited by how well the soldier can hold the laser beam onto the target. Current fielded laser designator systems minimize beam pointing error by employing a heavy'stabilized'mount. Having to carry a current fielded stabilized laser system with the heavy tripod impairs the combat effectiveness of the soldier. A smaller, lighter laser designator system such as the Line of Sight-Short (LOS-S) will enhance the soldier"s mobility and reduce his fatigue. A miniature, lightweight laser beam stabilizer component is required for the LOS-S to maintain the required volume and weight of the laser designator/marker. To address this problem Arete Associates proposes a Monolithic LOS Stabilized (MLOSS) laser designator/marker system based on innovative laser beam steering technology that leverages existing Arete program activities in the area of LOS stabilization and laser development.

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