BMDO awards contract for laser-steering technology

SeaLite Engineering (Cataumet, MA) won a contract from the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO; Washington, DC) for $75,000. Under the two-year contract, SeaLite will develo¥its patented Stress-Optic for the Department of Defense for use in directed-energy concepts and in laser communications with and between orbiting satellites. The technology will be applied to reading two-dimensional "matrix" codes--next-generation barcodes. SeaLite CEO George Seaver said the company was also in

BMDO awards contract for laser-steering technology

SeaLite Engineering (Cataumet, MA) won a contract from the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO; Washington, DC) for $75,000. Under the two-year contract, SeaLite will develo¥its patented Stress-Optic for the Department of Defense for use in directed-energy concepts and in laser communications with and between orbiting satellites. The technology will be applied to reading two-dimensional "matrix" codes--next-generation barcodes. SeaLite CEO George Seaver said the company was also in negotiations with a private company to invest an additional $200,000 after the laser-steering technology has been partially developed. This would hel¥bring the technology to the level needed for the bar/matrix-code-reader market--an application that has a large growth potential for the company.

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