Precision Optical Tools for Station Keeping

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,486.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
54942
Agency Tracking Number:
991882
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10 Corporate Place, South Bedford Street, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
GeertWyntjes
Senior Scientist
() -
wyntjes@visidyne.com
Business Contact:
JohnBates
Treasurer
(781) 273-2820
jwc@visidyne.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Proposed are optical tools for precision station keeping and communication between multiple satellites or balloons flying in formation. Using optical elements such as energy efficient pulsed or CW laser sources, fast detectors and large field retroreflectors in an innovative fashion, a wide range of flying formats can be accommodated. Depending on such factors as separation distances, acquisition fields and control bandwidths, separation stabilities to sub-mm's for systems operating at microwave frequencies, to stabilities commensurate with spacebased interferometry at optical and infrared wavelengths can be realized.

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