X-RAY SOURCE ENHANCEMENT FOR X-RAY LASER (XRL) MATERIAL RESPONSE EXPERIMENTATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$483,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2476
Agency Tracking Number:
2476
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1223 E Arques Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Louis N Koppel
(408) 733-7780
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF SDI DEVELOPMENT OF X-RAY LASER (XRL) WEAPONS SYSTEMS AND THE COUNTERMEASURES IS THE EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF EFFECTS OF SIMULATION FIDELITY AND THE CREATION OF MATERIALS RESPONSE DATABASES. THIS EXPERIMENTALPROGRAM USES AS A SOURCE OF INTENSE SOFT X-RAY THE PLASMA RADIATING SOURCE (PRS) OPERATED BY THE DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY. THE PRS AS CURRENTLY USED FALLS TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT X-RAY FLUENCE, SPECTRAL QUALITY AND DEBRIS-FREE MEASUREMENT ENVIRONMENT REQUIRED BY THIS NEW XRL EFFECTS TESTING ROLE. A CALCULATIONAL/EXPERIMENTAL PHASE I PROJECT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A SPECTRALLY DISCRIMINATING X-RAY CONCENTRATOR OPTIC COMPONENT THAT WILL IMPROVE PRS PERFORMANCE IN THE XRL TESTING ROLE. THE BASIS FOR THIS COM PONENT IS THE ADVANCED LAYERED SYNTHETIC MICROSTRUCTURE (LSM) X-RAY INTERFERENCE MIRROR. PHASE I CALCULATIONAL EFFORT WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING FIGURED LSM X-RAY CONCENTRATOR OPTICS OFR PRS ENHANCEMENT. EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT A PRS FACILITY TO DEMONSTRATE DEBRIS MITIGATION AND TO INVESTIGATE LSM SURVIVABILITY IN THE PRS ENVIRONMENT.

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