Multibeam Optical Head for Satellite Laser Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-04-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: F031-2103
Amount: $999,100.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-025
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: 602673188
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (303) 604-0077
Business Contact
 Mark Tanner
Phone: (303) 604-0077
Research Institution
The goal of this Phase II SBIR is to investigate using an electronic beam steering device in place of a gimbaled mirror to produce multiple beams for satellite communication links. The two principle thrusts associated with this goal are maturation of the Optical Phased Array (OPA) component technology and specification of component/terminal requirements for implementation in a multi-access lasercom system. The OPA maturation will emphasize developing the technology to produce a modular component that can be used by systems integrators. The design study will define the terminal subsystem based on physical constraints, tracking and acquisition requirements and multi-link optical communications requirements. The study is expected to produce subsystem requirements, technical performance metrics and a recommended architecture.

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