NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SA Photonics’ participation in the U.S. Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) for 2017-2018 is concluding this week at the Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST), co-located with Sea-Air-Space. SA Photonics’ Chief Technical Officer Dave Pechner will be presenting the company’s two STP programs at the Gaylord National Convention Center. Open to all Sea-Air-Space and FST registrants, the presentation for Multi-Beam Optical Landing System (MOBLS™) will be in the Precision Navigation & Timing (PNT) Technologies seminar in room Annapolis 3 on Monday April 9 at 3:30 pm. SA Photonics’ Optical RF Memory (ORFM™) program will be presented Tuesday April 10 in room Annapolis 1 at 10:50 am with the Electronic Warfare (EW) Technologies seminar. SA Photonics also has a booth (#151) with product demonstrations at the FST.
The 2018 event marks SA Photonics’ ninth year of attendance in STP, a rigorous yearlong program to increase a company’s transition readiness for products nearing commercialization phases. The first of SA Photonics’ two products in this year’s program is MOBLS™, an SBIR Phase II contract with Navy ONR. MOBLS™ creates a ship-based landing guidance system that can provide continuous, high integrity, navigation-quality range and bearing data for a fixed wing aircraft during landing approach to an aircraft carrier. Based entirely on optical signals, MOBLS™ delivers autonomous landing operation and high data rate communications between the aircraft and carrier in RF- and GPS-denied environments, to provide a capability that does not currently exist.
Additionally, SA Photonics is concluding the STP for 2017-2018 with its ORFM™ program, which is an SBIR Phase II.5 contract with NAVAIR. ORFM™ provides significantly enhanced abilities to thwart military threats by replacing digital radio frequency memory with a fully integrated fiber optic based system. ORFM™ overcomes the limitations of traditional systems by covering an ultra-wide bandwidth frequency range, in addition to having low size, weight and power. By delivering this capability against new and emerging wideband and ultra-wideband systems, ORFM™ is able to significantly increase current and future defense system effectiveness.
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SA Photonics is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative photonics solutions for military and commercial applications, with particular expertise in optical communications, laser based sensors, inertial sensors, vision systems (including head mounted augmented reality displays), ruggedized photonics hardware, and complex analog and digital components for sea, air, space and ground applications. To learn more please visit www.saphotonics.com.