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Research Enabled Activity Consolidated To Optimize Resources

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Department of Defense
Special Operations Command
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2014 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corp.
1845 West 205th St. Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Research Enabled Activity Consolidated To Optimize Resources
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-14-P-0034
Award Amount: $149,971.00


To address the SOCOM need for a power supply for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to investigate new Research Enabled Activity Consolidated To Optimize Resources (REACTOR). This proposed research is intended to explore current state-of-the-art energy storage solutions with an eye toward development of emergent technologies and innovations. The nascent innovations on the technical horizon will be investigated and evaluated through the vehicle of an in depth trade study that will enable SOCOM to make informed decisions as to which avenues merit development and potential funding. In Phase I, POC will investigate the feasibility of existing energy storage solutions and evaluate their suitability. Further, POC will compile a matrix of new technologies and grade each technology on the bases of SOCOM requirements including energy density, size, weight and power (SWaP). In Phase II, POC plans to develop and demonstrate a working prototype proving the feasibility of one or more of the downselected technologies evaluated in the suitability matrix developed under Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Stephens
Principal Electrical Engineer
(310) 310-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Product and Engineering Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No