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Tethered VTOL Comms Relay Powered by Laser over Fiber

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-039-0891
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-039
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
LaserMotive, Inc.
19645 70th Ave. S. Kent, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Tethered VTOL Comms Relay Powered by Laser over Fiber
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-P-4591
Award Amount: $79,671.00
 

Abstract:

Analyze a tethered VTOL system capable of carrying and maintaining the required communications relay components to at least 500 feet AGL for up to four days continuously. The VTOL and comms relay package receive power delivered using laser power from the surface vehicle over fiber optic cable and converted into electricity on-board the VTOL craft via photovoltaics. Such a system is smaller, lighter weight, and much easier to deploy and recover than any lighter than air solution (aerostat).

Principal Investigator:

Tom Nugent
President
(253) 872-3300
tom.nugent@lasermotive.com

Business Contact:

Tom Nugent
President
(253) 872-3300
tom.nugent@lasermotive.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LaserMotive, Inc.
19645 70th Ave. S. Kent, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 451868604
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No