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LOW COST POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
5531
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5531
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM 87123-3353
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: LOW COST POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,995.00
 

Abstract:

OPTICAL COMMUNICATION LINKS HAVE SEVERAL ADVANTAGES FOR SHIP-TO-SHIP APPLICATIONS. KEY FEATURES WHICH MAKE OPTICAL COMMUNICATION ATTRACTIVE INCLUDE HIGH DATA BANDWIDTH AND EASE OF PROTECTION FROM INTERCEPTION. THE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEMS FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION LINKS ARE DEMANDING WHEN EITHER TRANSMITTER OR RECEIVER IS ON A MOVING VEHICLE. CONSEQUENTLY, SUCH SYSTEMS ARE COSTLY TO DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE. THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM SEEKS COST-EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS FOR THE POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM. PHASE I PROCEEDS WITH A FOUR-STEP PLAN IN A TOP-DOWN FASHION TO A LOW COST POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM WHICH DOES NOT HAVE UNDESIRED COMPLICATIONS AND COSTS ON THE OVERALL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE AREAS OF MECHANICAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION, OPTICAL AND CONTROL CONFIGURATIONS, MICROPROCESSOR BASED CONTROL ELECTRONICS, SENSORS, MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES WILL BE EVALUATED.

Principal Investigator:

Henry r sebesta
5052478371

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Technology Assocs Inc
1900 Randolph Rd Se Albuquerque, NM 87106

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