CONFORMAL OPTICAL FOCUSING ELEMENTS FOR LASER COMMUMICATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9640
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc.
1885 Lundy Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
J J Pan
(408) 432-6300
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS AND SPACECRAFT MULTI-ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS REQUIRE HIGH GAIN, CONFORMAL, WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW (FOV) RECEIVING OPTION WITHOUT BULKY TELESCOPE. E-TEK WILL INVESTIGATE, DESIGN AND COMPARE THREE SOUND APPROACHES: A. CURVED BELT OR DOME OPTICAL PHASED ARRAY USING WAVEFRONT SENSING AND OPTICAL PHASE SHIFTERS; B. CURVED PHASED ARRAY USING ELECTRONIC PROCESSING, AND C. HOLOGRAPHIC FOCUSING ELEMENTS. THE BELT OR DOME ARRAY PROVIDES NUMEROUS ADVANTAGES AND MORE THAN 180 FOV. ONE OR TWO OPTICAL APPROACHES WILL BE SELECTED FOR PHASE II HARDWARE FABRICATION, EVALUATION AND DEMONSTRATION.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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