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SOCRATES Maritime Multi-access Optical Communication System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0539
Agency Tracking Number: N16A-024-0064
Amount: $999,960.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N16A-T024
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-08-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-16
Small Business Information
120 Knowles Dr.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
United States
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jim Coward
 Chief Executive Officer
 (415) 977-0553
Business Contact
 Andrea Singewald
Phone: (970) 778-2353
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Dr. Michael Kudenov
Campus Box 7514 2701 Sullivan Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
United States

 (919) 515-3473
 Nonprofit College or University

SA Photonics is pleased to propose the SOCRATES free space optical communication and sensing system featuring the Photonic Optical Multicast Mast Unit (POMMU). SOCRATES enables 360 degree multicast capability of high bandwidth communication in addition to threat search and tracking capability. SA Photonics will team with Prof. Michael Kudenov at North Carolina State University who will investigate advanced photonic devices to improve POMMU SWaP-C. SA Photonics has developed a suite of techniques for low SWaP-C atmospheric FSO systems. SA Photonics will optimize its core atmospheric FSO technologies coupled with new component capability from NCSU to develop a low cost, multicast operation in the marine environment.

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