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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
Compact Ultra-Fast Laser System Development

1 recipient will receive $1,978,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: Ultra-fast laser systems (systems generating pulses of light with a duration of less than 100 fs) have been employed in a wide variety of areas from material processing, medical procedures, and various diagnostics procedures. The use of ultra-fast systems in the soft kill of missile systems shows great potential, specifically in the short-range surface-to-air missile defense system role, for both military and civilian aircraft and ships. The primary issue with the available ultra-fast laser systems is that typical users have not been concerned with size, but with serviceability. A typical ultra-fast laser system is comprised of many complicated components or sub-systems that are separated to make the system adaptable to the specific requirements of the user. To date, this has made the system too large to mount on aircraft; additionally, these systems have not been rugged enough to place onboard ships. This effort would design and develop the military specifications for a compact, rugged, maritime-environment-capable, ultra-fast laser that satisfies U. S. Navy requirements.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Rose Hulman Institute $1,978 Private Educational Institution
Terre Haute, IN
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: 108-622
Location: Line 117, Page 302
Citation Excerpt: Compact Ultra-Fast Laser System Development

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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