High Power Optical Transmitter for Satellite Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-10-C-0073
Agency Tracking Number: F093-044-1664
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-044
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Freedom Photonics LLC
615 A State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Milan Mashanovitch
 Director of business development
 (805) 277-3031
 info@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Jonathon Barton
Title: President
Phone: (805) 277-3031
Email: jbarton@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Freedom Photonics proposes in this SBIR Phase I to develop and evaluate a novel design for a high power optical transmitter suitable for low earth and geosynchronous orbit satellite environments. This design focuses on the key aspects of very high output power, reliability, and radiation hardness. BENEFIT: This high power technology will benefit not only inter-satellite communication links but also LADAR and other links in which it is desirable to omit an EDFA amplifier. Size, weight and power are minimized which makes it applicable to UAVs and other low power and size constricted platforms. Commercial applications include satellite-based and terrestrial-based optical free space terminals.

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