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Contracts - Awards | IT - Networks & Bandwidth | Other Corporation | R&D - Contracted | USA

$12.3M for GIG Optical Network Architecture R&D

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Opticomp Corp. in Zephyr Cove, NV is being awarded a $12.3 cost-plus fixed-fee contract. The contractor will design and deliver an initial prototype, an advanced prototype, an experimental prototype and a production level prototype of an optical/ electronic network architecture for use by satellites and UAVs in the Global Information Grid. The program, Massively Parallel Optical Interconnects, is intended to develop ultra-wide bandwidth, multi-channeled, air and space-based communications networks on and between various platforms. Solicitation began August 2003, negotiations were completed July 2005, and work will be complete by July 2009. The Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY issued the contract (FA8750-05-C-0110).

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