Daylight Solutions Wins Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Phase 1 Technology Award for High Power Mid-Infrared Laser System


Nov 14, 2008 – Poway, CA (November 14, 2008) – Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of molecular detection and illumination solutions in the mid-infrared, announced today that the company has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This award will be used to advance Daylight’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 5 Watts, providing a much needed 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, Dr. 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 nextgeneration 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.

About Daylight Solutions

Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and illumination systems for use in industrial process controls, scientific research, medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, homeland security and defense applications. The company develops sensors and offers a line of miniaturized, broadly tunable and fixed wavelength mid-infrared laser sources that can operate either pulsed or continuous wave. The company’s patented technology enables small, battery powered devices that are extremely sensitive to the presence of trace amounts of molecules in real-world environments.

The statements contained in this article are not purely historical and contain forward-looking information and statements. These include statements regarding the Company’s expectations, intentions, or strategies regarding future matters. All forward-looking statements included in this article are based on information available to the Company on the date released.

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