Advanced Transmitter for Chem-Bio Standoff Detection

Period of Performance: 05/06/2011 - 11/05/2011


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

DBC Technology Corp.
421 Mesa St.
Torrance, CA 90505
Principal Investigator


Program tasks include analysis to improve wavelength diversity, high PRF discharges and catalysis in normal and isotopic pulsed CO2 laser mixtures, and high energy extraction in a single mode resonator. Analysis will be performed for pulse energy scaleup to the 1-5 J level at high PRF in support of the cloud search, track, and map functions. The impact of improved laser operation and enhanced data stream on detection algorithms for chemical vapor and aerosol and biological particles will be evaluated for single target species and mixtures with interferents. Detailed designs for advanced laser components will be developed in support of an integrated laser detailed conceptual design. Applicability of the high power, extreme wavelength agile long wave laser to surface detection will be evaluated. A Phase II plan for laser development and testing will be formulated.