Electric and Magnetic Photonic Sensor System for Small UAVs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,992.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-12-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4738
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-064
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Photonic Systems Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
John Matthews
Team Leader
(310) 320-3088
ATProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development in Phase II of the new Electric and Magnetic Photonic Sensor (EMPHOS) system technology. In Phase I POC has conclusively demonstrated the feasibility of EMPHOS for enabling autonomous UAV navigation in the presence of power lines. To validate the EMPHOS system design, POC built and tested a proof-of-concept prototype compatible with current Army fielded small electric-powered UAVs physical configurations and operational requirements. Measurements with the prototype showed that the photonic sensors provide the high-performance electric and magnetic sensing in a small (

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