Forecasting, Measuring, and Compensating Optical Turbulence for Air Force Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0569
Agency Tracking Number: F182-001-1678
Amount: $49,972.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-001
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-07
Small Business Information
1501 S. Sunset St., Longmont, CO, 80501
DUNS: 079204036
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Buckner
 (310) 435-5492
 aaron.buckner@guidestaroptical.com
Business Contact
 Troy Rhoadarmer
Phone: (720) 684-8069
Email: troy.rhoadarmer@guidestaroptical.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Guidestar Optical Systems develops optical turbulence forecasting, measuring, and compensation technologies to support commercial laser communications systems.Numerous Air Force applications, including directed energy laser weapons, free space optical communication systems, and advanced encryption and data security, to name a few, are impacted by optical turbulence.In this program, Guidestar will conduct a feasibility study where we will identify Air Force programs that are impacted by optical turbulence and how our commercial solutions can be applied to these Air Force programs to improve performance.This feasibility study will include a cost/benefit analysis conducted with the Air Force program stakeholders to ensure that any follow-on efforts under the SBIR program (Phase II) have a high probability to transition to a Phase III production effort.

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