$11.4M DARPA Contract
Privately funded AOptix Technologies Inc.
of Campbell, Calif., announced that it has received an $11.4 million contract to
deliver wireless air and ground optical terminals for DARPA’s Free Space Optical
Experimental Network Experiment program. Under subcontract to Johns Hopkins University’s
Applied Physics Lab, the company will build and flight-validate its free space optical
(FSO) terminals at up to 10 Gb/s and 200 km on various aircraft and static ground
stations. AOptix develops FSO communications and iris biometrics-based identification
solutions for government and commercial markets.