Laser/Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Target Illuminator Technology

https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jul/31/2001799455/780/780/0/170731-F-HD135-001.JPG / Photo Credit: Airman First Class Adarius Petty (U.S. Air Force)

https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jul/31/2001799455/780/780/0/170731-F-HD135-001.JPG / Photo Credit: Airman First Class Adarius Petty (U.S. Air Force)

What technologies are available as a target illumination laser and LED for use on fixed wing aircraft?

DSIAC received a request for information on nonvisible lasers, LEDs, or other technologies for target illuminators at a high technologies readiness level (TRL) that meets given requirements. A DSIAC subject matter expert contacted a variety of original equipment manufacturers, government organizations, and contractors. A list of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) fiber lasers, which appear to satisfy the majority of the stated requirements, was compiled and delivered to the inquirer. 

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Distribution Statement: 
A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
DTIC Accession No.: 
DSIAC- 2177884