Electric and Magnetic Photonic Sensor System for Small UAVs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4738
Amount: $729,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-064
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Photonic Systems Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Matthews
 Team Leader
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
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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