LOW COST POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,995.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5531
Agency Tracking Number:
5531
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1900 Randolph Rd Se, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
HENRY R SEBESTA
(505) 247-8371
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
OPTICAL COMMUNICATION LINKS HAVE SEVERAL ADVANTAGES FOR SHIP-TO-SHIP APPLICATIONS. KEY FEATURES WHICH MAKE OPTICAL COMMUNICATION ATTRACTIVE INCLUDE HIGH DATA BANDWIDTH AND EASE OF PROTECTION FROM INTERCEPTION. THE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEMS FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION LINKS ARE DEMANDING WHEN EITHER TRANSMITTER OR RECEIVER IS ON A MOVING VEHICLE. CONSEQUENTLY, SUCH SYSTEMS ARE COSTLY TO DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE. THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM SEEKS COST-EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS FOR THE POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM. PHASE I PROCEEDS WITH A FOUR-STEP PLAN IN A TOP-DOWN FASHION TO A LOW COST POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM WHICH DOES NOT HAVE UNDESIRED COMPLICATIONS AND COSTS ON THE OVERALL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE AREAS OF MECHANICAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION, OPTICAL AND CONTROL CONFIGURATIONS, MICROPROCESSOR BASED CONTROL ELECTRONICS, SENSORS, MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES WILL BE EVALUATED.

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