LOW COST OPTICAL POINTER TRACKER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$49,962.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
5813
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eos Inc
3817 Academy Parkway South Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR MALCOLM J MACFARLANE
 (505) 345-7708
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AN "OPTICAL VERNIER" IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL ALLOW CLOSED LOOP, HIGH PRECISION POINTING AND TRACKING OF A RECEIVER FOR LINE-OF-SIGHT, SHIP-TO-SHIP OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS. USING REFLECTING CORNER CUBES AS A FEEDBACK DEVICE, THE VERNIER ALLOWS VERY HIGH PRECISION TRACKING USING INEXPENSIVE GIMBALS. TRACKING IS DONE BY DEFLECTING THE OUTPUT BEAM RATHER THAN GIMBALLING THE ENTIRE TRANSMITTER.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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