Tethered VTOL Comms Relay Powered by Laser over Fiber

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4591
Agency Tracking Number: N131-039-0891
Amount: $79,671.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-039
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
LaserMotive, Inc.
19645 70th Ave. S., Kent, WA, -
DUNS: 003769573
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Nugent
 President
 (253) 872-3300
 tom.nugent@lasermotive.com
Business Contact
 Tom Nugent
Title: President
Phone: (253) 872-3300
Email: tom.nugent@lasermotive.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Analyze a tethered VTOL system capable of carrying and maintaining the required communications relay components to at least 500 feet AGL for up to four days continuously. The VTOL and comms relay package receive power delivered using laser power from the surface vehicle over fiber optic cable and converted into electricity on-board the VTOL craft via photovoltaics. Such a system is smaller, lighter weight, and much easier to deploy and recover than any lighter than air solution (aerostat).

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