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Agency:    Department of Defense--Military
Bureau:    Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Account:    Research, development, test, and evaluation, Navy (17-1319)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Comptroller Program/Budget
Contact Information:    http://WWW.DOD.GOV   703-697-5131
Application of Novel Laser Systems on Optical Seekers

1 recipient will receive $971,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: Optical seekers employed by surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles are a threat to both military and commercial aircraft and surface ships. The use of ultra-short pulse lasers to disable the sensors and seekers of these threat missiles is an emerging technology that has the potential to provide effective defensive countermeasures against these threats. This effort addresses the effects of ultra-short laser pulses on components of imaging (focal plane) and non-imaging (reticule) based optical seekers. The extremely high peak intensities generated by ultra-short pulse lasers have been used in micro-machining applications. These same processes can be used to disable or damage sensitive electronic/optical components employed by missile seekers; this causes the missile to lose lock on the target.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Penn State University $971 Private Educational Institution
State College, PA
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: 108-622
Location: Line 54, Page 296
Citation Excerpt: Application of Novel Laser Systems on Optical Seekers

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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