GHOST: Gigahertz Holographic Optical Space Transceiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-18-P-0062
Agency Tracking Number: F182-005-1340
Amount: $49,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-09
Small Business Information
350 Hoohana St, Kahului, HI, 96732
DUNS: 788623473
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Michael Reiley
 (808) 214-3280
 mreiley@hnuphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Dan O'Connell
Phone: (808) 214-4699
Email: doconnell@hnuphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The micro satellite industry is booming, along with the commercial space economy as a whole. As space burgeons as a destination for commercial development, the communication links between space and ground must improve in their bandwidth, security, and stability. HNu Photonics GHOST technology is poised to seize this enormous market opportunity by enhancing or converting space communications from traditional radio frequency (RF) to optical communications. GHOST can transmit data in 1 hour that currently takes the International Space Station (ISS) 6 days to transmit. With its increased bandwidth and data rates, GHOST will establish the framework for the next generation of satellite communications, powering internet and private international data transmission at light speed.The optical communication technology developed by HNu Photonics for commercial space applications is accelerating the commercial space economy at the orbital, launch vehicle, and ground station processing levels. HNu Photonics contends this technology can serve the complex needs of the Air Force as well, providing reliable, high-speed, and highly-secure communication links for a wide variety of mission applications. Our proposed feasibility study will identify the highest impact Air Force applications to benefit from exponentially increased bandwidth and data rates.

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