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H-SB011.1-003
Public Safety Broadband Mobile Application for Mission Critical Voice

D11PC20137 1111037
(FY11.1 Phase I)
Public Safety Voice Service Solution for Broadband Wireless Infrastructure and Handsets

octoScope, Inc.
387 Berlin Road
Bolton, MA 01740-1320

05/15/2011
to
11/30/2011
$99,188.00

We will develop PS-specific voice service and system requirements based on the input from the PS community and will design an innovative and practical voice service architecture that can interwork with existing public safety communication systems, including Project 25 LMR, 4.9 GHz WiMAX and commercial cellular networks. Our architecture enables the use of cost-effective commercial handsets while still delivering interoperability with legacy PS voice services by augmenting the commercial LTE infrastructure with PS Interworking and gateway functions. The LTE handset running the PS voice applications supports both the infrastructure and talkaround modes. The infrastructure mode uses off-the-shelf cellular and LTE radios. The talkaround mode uses enhanced Wi-Fi mesh architecture. With its unique talkaround function, our solution will be of value to the PS and commercial users. It will address stringent voice service requirements of first responders (police, fire, EMT), national responders and military users while also serving the communication needs of commercial industries operating in remote areas with sparse cellular coverage (mining, oil exploration, seafaring vessels).

H-SB011.1-004
Monolithic, Electronically and Widely Tunable Semiconductor-Based Infrared Laser Sources

D11PC20141 1111011
(FY11.1 Phase I)
Monolithic Electronically Tunable M/LWIR Laser Source

Spectral Sciences, Inc.
4 Fourth Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803-3304

05/15/2011
to
11/30/2011
$99,999.00

Chemical sensing for explosives and toxic compounds requires a robust, high average power, and fast electronically tunable Mid-and Long-Wave InfraRed (M/LWIR) laser source. We propose to develop a widely tunable Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) with high spectral modulation bandwidth and fast random access to any wavelength within the tuning range. The technology is based on a proprietary monolithic design exceptionally resistant to shock and vibration encountered in field use.

H-SB011.1-004
Monolithic, Electronically and Widely Tunable Semiconductor-Based Infrared Laser Sources

D11PC20139 1111056
(FY11.1 Phase I)
Monolithic, Electronically and Widely Tunable Quantum Cascade Laser Sources

EOS Photonics, Inc.
44 Cogswell Ave #2F
Cambridge, MA 02140-2021

05/15/2011
to
11/30/2011
$99,722.04

EOS Photonics, in collaboration with the group of Prof. Capasso at Harvard University, proposes to develop a novel widely tunable, high power quantum cascade laser source for remote sensing applications. The tuning mechanism relies on the integration of intersubband tuning elements fabricated monolithically with DBR gratings to ensure electrically-controlled wavelength tuning over a wide wavelength range and with excellent mode suppression ratio.

H-SB011.1-004
Monolithic, Electronically and Widely Tunable Semiconductor-Based Infrared Laser Sources

D11PC20140 1111079
(FY11.1 Phase I)
Monolithic Widely Tunable Quantum Cascade Laser

Maxion Technologies, Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1077

05/15/2011
to
11/30/2011
$99,988.00

Maxion Technologies proposes to develop a robust, high power, monolithic, widely tunable Quantum Cascade (QC) laser for use in explosives and chemical sensing applications. We plan to implement a multi-section QC laser to create a monolithically tunable device, similar to those demonstrated in the near IR for telecommunications. This laser will be tuned through application of voltage to tuning elements incorporated directly in the QC laser without the need of external tuning optics or thermal tuning of the laser assembly as a whole. As a result, this laser will be rapidly tunable and usable in field environments due to its insensitivity to shock and vibration, while the wide tuning range of the device will allow for enhanced ability to discriminate against background chemicals. A wide range of defense, security and commercial applications are envisioned for this device, including stand-off chemical sensing, frequency agile LIDAR and process monitoring. This laser will achieve a tuning range of plus/minus 5 percent of the center wavelength, with an output power greater than 50 mW.