High Energy Laser (HEL) Analysis Tool with Experimentally Corroborated Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL) Rate Coefficients

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7716
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1988
Amount: $874,425.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-T008
Solicitation Number: 2012.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-06-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-06-27
Small Business Information
NH, Hanover, NH, 03755-3116
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Hill
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 643-3800
 rwh@creare.com
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
 Air Force Institute of Technology
 Glen Perram
 Building 460, Room 107
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 45433-
 (937) 255-3636
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
Proper design of Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Systems (DPALS) is challenging because many interrelated processes impact their performance and critical kinetic rate coefficients are not well known. In response, our team is developing a comprehensive physics-based analysis/design tool, and experimentally determining key kinetic rate coefficients. The resulting product will be a user-friendly, high-fidelity, coupled Fluid-Thermal-Mechanical-Optical software package with accurate rate constants. During Phase I, we developed initial versions of the analysis tools, performed experiments to determine key rate constants, and performed parametric sensitivity analyses. In Phase II, we will develop a user-friendly, fully coupled, software package with a comprehensive set of experimentally determined rate constants. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7739 (18 March 14).

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