Innovative Lasing Techniques for Satellite Signal Distribution

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$97,228.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-09-M-0073
Award Id:
93083
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-190-2789
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3 Parthenia, Irvine, CA, 92606
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828239769
Principal Investigator:
G. Tartakovsky
President
(949) 733-3355
ahunt@akelainc.com
Business Contact:
N. Alymova
President
(949) 733-3355
ahunt@akelainc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Detection and ranging (DR) of the space objects, such as space debris or non-cooperative space vehicle is important for national space assets protection and survivability. We propose DR laser system with its design based on fiber laser (FL) technology that can satisfy space applications requirements. Using FL technology allows for an essential reduction of the power budget of the laser module and simplifies the thermal management. In the proposed solution the integration of FL technology with a solid-state laser guarantees the required operational range while solving the problem of system safety operations. Phase I work plan will consist of detailed analysis of the proposed approach, culminating in a preliminary design of the prototype system to be developed in Phase II. BENEFIT: Commercial applications for the detection and ranging laser system include motion detection of various objects, and can be used in airports, commercial and military airplanes, and R&D facilities. This would enhance the ability to detect and measure the mobility of remote objects, including hidden targets of interest from airborne and ground-based platforms. The business potential for this instrument is many hundreds of units.

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