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Multi-Beam Optical Terminal for Tactical Operations (MOTTO)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0333
Agency Tracking Number: N171-089-0546
Amount: $124,665.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N171-089
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-01
Small Business Information
13605 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
United States
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Albert
 (703) 471-7671
Business Contact
 Ms. Perinis
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Research Institution

The focus of this topic is the development of an FSO terminal capable of simultaneously communicating with multiple platforms over a full 360 degrees in azimuth. Single beam free space optical communication allows high-speed point-to-point data links. However, an optical terminal with two or more beams can act as a communications relay allowing the construction of optical communications networks. With this in mind, the Navy is funding the development of a multi-beam transmit/receive capability that can be deployed on USN/USMC platforms. The Navy has requested a terminal with at least two independently directed links which would allow the formation of a ring network, with up to as many as four independent terminals, to allow the construction of self-forming mesh networks.

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