Scalable Adaptive Fiber-Array Elements (SAFARE) for Directed Energy Phased Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D15PC00017
Agency Tracking Number: D2-1404
Amount: $749,915.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2015
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF12-BT13
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
711 E Monument Ave Ste 101, Dayton, OH, 45402
DUNS: 962006594
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Tumolillo, Jr.
 Chief Operating Officer
 (505) 238-1166
 tom@optonicus.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Mangano
Title: program manager
Phone: (571) 218-4695
Email: joseph.mangano@darpa.mil
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Optonicus, in collaboration with the University of Dayton has demonstrated the feasibility of a new Scalable Adaptive Fiber-Array Elements (SAFARE) phased fiber-array beam director architecture in Phase I to address the DoD need for HEL directed energy systems. The SAFARE system integrates a new high fill factor fiber-array architecture with novel imaging, sensing, and control capabilities that enable power scaling and phase control to come together in one system overcoming the obstacles currently preventing the fielding HEL directed energy technology in airborne platforms. In phase II prototypes of the low SWaP SAFARE fiber-array laser heads will be developed and demonstrated in realistic atmospheric conditions. These scalable laser heads can be used as general building blocks for future directed energy systems. In Phase III Optonicus will commercialize the technology for dual DoD directed energy applications and civilian commercial uses.

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