Multiband source for IRCM

Period of Performance: 04/15/2010 - 12/15/2010

$97K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Q Peak, Inc.
135 South Road Array
Bedford, MA 01730
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Man portable air defense systems (MANPADS) are a growing threat to military and commercial aircraft. Laser-based infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) can be used in defeating these threats. We propose an innovative infrared source to generate suitable powers for DIRCM, and also a scheme to distribute the power throughout the aircraft. BENEFIT: The system proposed can be used to build a DIRCM system that overcomes some of the disadvantages of current technologies. Other applications are in the area of sensing and process control.