LOW COST OPTICAL POINTER TRACKER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5813
Amount: $49,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Eos Inc
3817 Academy Parkway South Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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.

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