Sensors, ASA(ALT), Phase I

High-Power Single Mode Diode Bars

Release Date: 06/11/2024
Solicitation: 24.4
Open Date: 06/26/2024
Topic Number: A244-032
Application Due Date: 07/30/2024
Duration: Up to 6 months
Close Date: 07/30/2024
Amount Up To: $250,000

Objective

The U.S. Army wants to develop a diode bar with multi-watt (5-10W) power output per emitter. This will help maintain single-mode operation when coupled to an external wavelength beam combiner.

Description

Through this topic, the Army seeks to enable power scaling in direct-diode, high-energy lasers while maintaining single-mode operation and high-efficiency performance. The current diode bars are limited to 1W power outputs in single mode. This limitation leads to larger size, weight and power HELs. The Army needs a solution that demonstrates diode bars at 5W-10W per emitter with > 45% eo-efficiency at 9xxnm-10xxnm wavelength.

Phase I

The Army will only accept Phase I proposals for contracts worth up to $250,000 over a potential 6-month performance period.

During Phase I, the government and industry will work collaboratively to refine topic objectives and reach a feasible commercial product. The work will entail a complete design of an emitter and a bar of emitters supported by modeling and simulation for the validation and estimation of emitter performance.

The vendor must perform experimentation and analysis to demonstrate the feasibility of the emitter and validate the models and simulations. This effort will conclude with a traceable plan to produce prototypes in Phase II and design iterations for further testing.

Phase II

During Phase II, the vendor will complete prototype design for production. The vendor will deliver the prototype for the demonstration. The Army will test the demonstration device to validate the design against the threshold specifications of the topic.

Phase III

  • Single-mode diodes have a variety of use cases across sensing, including communications and directed high energy applications.
  • Single-mode diodes emit a narrow, intense beam that suffers less dispersion and attenuation than multi-diode beams.
  • Potential, dual-use cases for single-mode diode bars include:

Submission Information

All eligible businesses must submit proposals by noon, ET.

To view the full solicitation details, click here.

For more information, and to submit your full proposal package, visit the DSIP Portal.

Applied SBIR Help Desk: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-asa-alt.mbx.army-applied-sbir-program@army.mil

Objective

The U.S. Army wants to develop a diode bar with multi-watt (5-10W) power output per emitter. This will help maintain single-mode operation when coupled to an external wavelength beam combiner.

Description

Through this topic, the Army seeks to enable power scaling in direct-diode, high-energy lasers while maintaining single-mode operation and high-efficiency performance. The current diode bars are limited to 1W power outputs in single mode. This limitation leads to larger size, weight and power HELs. The Army needs a solution that demonstrates diode bars at 5W-10W per emitter with > 45% eo-efficiency at 9xxnm-10xxnm wavelength.

Phase I

The Army will only accept Phase I proposals for contracts worth up to $250,000 over a potential 6-month performance period.

During Phase I, the government and industry will work collaboratively to refine topic objectives and reach a feasible commercial product. The work will entail a complete design of an emitter and a bar of emitters supported by modeling and simulation for the validation and estimation of emitter performance.

The vendor must perform experimentation and analysis to demonstrate the feasibility of the emitter and validate the models and simulations. This effort will conclude with a traceable plan to produce prototypes in Phase II and design iterations for further testing.

Phase II

During Phase II, the vendor will complete prototype design for production. The vendor will deliver the prototype for the demonstration. The Army will test the demonstration device to validate the design against the threshold specifications of the topic.

Phase III

  • Single-mode diodes have a variety of use cases across sensing, including communications and directed high energy applications.
  • Single-mode diodes emit a narrow, intense beam that suffers less dispersion and attenuation than multi-diode beams.
  • Potential, dual-use cases for single-mode diode bars include:

Submission Information

All eligible businesses must submit proposals by noon, ET.

To view the full solicitation details, click here.

For more information, and to submit your full proposal package, visit the DSIP Portal.

Applied SBIR Help Desk: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-asa-alt.mbx.army-applied-sbir-program@army.mil

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High-Power Single Mode Diode Bars

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