Fast Acousto-Optic Steering

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-1637
Agency Tracking Number: F041-223-2806
Amount: $99,857.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-223
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1100 Alakea Plaza, 23d Floor, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: 043448575
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gennady Tartakovsky
 Principal Scientist
 (808) 441-3637
Business Contact
 Joe Cooper
Title: Vice President, Finance and Admin
Phone: (808) 677-5971
Research Institution
NOVASOL proposes to develop an acousto-optic deflection (AOD) beam steering technology adapted to the needs of airborne free space optical communications (FSOC) at 1550 nm. AOD technology will enable development of the compact beam steering solutions required to transition FSOC to airborne platforms. AOD has found appliction to a variety of areas, but it has not yet been applied to the problem of steering high-power FSOC beams with the precision required to establish comm links between moving platforms. Our approach capitalized on our experience in DoD FSOC research, together with our subcontractor's experience in controlling AOD devices.

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