MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Optonicus)

Period of Performance: 09/04/2015 - 03/02/2016

$99.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt
711 E Monument Ave Ste 101 Array
Dayton, OH 45402
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The wireless projection of power to a remote location has been a recognized DoD need for decades, particularly in UAV applications. To meet this need Optonicus proposes the development of an Optical Power Transmission system with Adaptive Beam Shaping (OPT_ABS) . The proposed OPT_ABS system uses transmitted laser power that is generated in a gimbal-mounted adaptive fiber-array laser system composed of array of densely packed adaptive fiber-collimators. The OPT_ABS laser head with sensors and imaging and tracking telescopes is mounted on the roof of a truck for mobile operations. The laser beam aimpointing, aimpoint stabilization and wavefront phase shaping is achieved via optimization of the laser light power scattered off an array of small retro-reflectors attached to the photovoltaic module on the target platform. The new adaptive beam shaping capabilities enable the OPT_ABS system to operate in continuously changing conditions of turbulence, distance and orientation of the target.