Fast Acousto-Optic Steering

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,857.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-1637
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-223-2806
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-223
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
1100 Alakea Plaza, 23d Floor, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043448575
Principal Investigator:
Gennady Tartakovsky
Principal Scientist
(808) 441-3637
gennady@nova-sol.com
Business Contact:
Joe Cooper
Vice President, Finance and Admin
(808) 677-5971
joe.cooper@nova-sol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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