Daylight Solutions wins DARPA grant for mid-infrared laser system

November 24, 2008: Daylight Solutions Inc., a manufacturer of molecular detection and illumination solutions in the mid-infrared, has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to advance the firm’s compact, high-power ECqcL technology for infrared countermeasures (IRCM).

The project will focus on scaling the output power of Daylight’s patented ECqcL technology to greater than 5W, providing a update to current IRCM methods. The techniques developed will be integrated into Daylight’s miniaturized packaging technology, allowing compatibility with high-volume production processes.

“The aggressive evolution of Daylight’s miniaturized, high power ECqcL technology is well aligned with the demands of the defense sector,” says Daylight’s CEO/CTO Timothy Day. “This project assists us in advancing our technology by providing increased output power levels, while reducing system size, weight, and power consumption. It provides a clear path to next-generation IRCM solutions.”

Daylight’s technology also provides solutions to a host of advanced applications in both the commercial and defense markets, including breath analysis, fugitive gas leak detection, atmospheric pollution monitoring, active illumination, remote sensing, and LADAR.


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