Tethered VTOL Comms Relay Powered by Laser over Fiber

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,671.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-13-P-4591
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-039-0891
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-039
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
LaserMotive, Inc.
19645 70th Ave. S., Kent, WA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
003769573
Principal Investigator:
Tom Nugent
President
(253) 872-3300
tom.nugent@lasermotive.com
Business Contact:
Tom Nugent
President
(253) 872-3300
tom.nugent@lasermotive.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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