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Free-Space Optical Communications: Light Detection and Ranging Enhanced Data…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A122-089-0265
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-089
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
MZA Associates Corporation
2021 Girard Blvd. SE Suite 150 Albuquerque, NM 87106-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Free-Space Optical Communications: Light Detection and Ranging Enhanced Data Delivery
Agency: DOD
Contract: W9132V-13-P-0001
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Over the past few years, lidar programs have collected 3-D imagery enabling unprecendented views of the battlefield. Unfortunately, lidar systems collect such large volumes of data that it is not available in real time. This SBIR Phase I proposal suggests a research program to design low-SWaP free-space optical communication (FSOC) system to download lidar data to a ground station at high data rates. The proposal begins with analysis of the atmospheric path and system requirements including the effects of turbulence. It continues with scaled laboratory experiments and studies of pre-processing and formatting. Finally, a concrete design for an objective FSOC system is offered.

Principal Investigator:

Jason D. Schmidt
Senior Scientist
(937) 684-4100
jason.schmidt@mza.com

Business Contact:

Robert W. Praus, II
President
(505) 245-9970
robert.praus@mza.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MZA Associates Corporation
2021 Girard Blvd. SE Suite 150 Albuquerque, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 850400557
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No