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Precision Optical Tools for Station Keeping

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
54942
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
991882
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISIDYNE, INC.
99 S. Bedford St, Suite 103 Burlington, MA 01803-5145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Precision Optical Tools for Station Keeping
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $599,486.00
 

Abstract:

Proposed are optical tools for precision station keeping and communication between multiple satellites or balloons flying in formation. Using optical elements such as energy efficient pulsed or CW laser sources, fast detectors and large field retroreflectors in an innovative fashion, a wide range of flying formats can be accommodated. Depending on such factors as separation distances, acquisition fields and control bandwidths, separation stabilities to sub-mm's for systems operating at microwave frequencies, to stabilities commensurate with spacebased interferometry at optical and infrared wavelengths can be realized.

Principal Investigator:

Geert Wyntjes
Senior Scientist
wyntjes@visidyne.com

Business Contact:

John W. Bates
Treasurer
7812732820
jwc@visidyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Visidyne, Inc.
10 Corporate Place, South Bedford Street Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No