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OEwaves Contributes to Advanced Missile System Technology

November 11, 2009
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OEwaves opto-electronic oscillator (OEO) capability was highlighted in a recent significant event by Army RDECOM:

“The Research and Development Engineering Command (RDECOM) Aviation & Missile Research & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) in Huntsville, AL working in collaboration with Lockheed Martin Corp. is developing advanced technologies for future missile systems.

Through these activities, recent technology demonstrations by OEWaves of an Opto-Electronic Oscillator (OEO) have resulted in a novel, extremely small exciter for a missile seeker system. This exciter development is a revolutionary new architecture of a local oscillator for microwave and millimeter-wave systems. Additional testing in reliability and manufacturability will follow to continue to advance the technology readiness for system insertion.”

OEwaves’ unique microwave photonic technology simplifies the architecture of conventional microwave systems by addressing the critical need to substantially reduce size and power requirements. This is accomplished through the patented technology of ultra-high quality factor crystalline whispering gallery mode optical resonators.

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