Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

1st quarter

Recipient Name:COM DEV LTD
Location:Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Purpose:Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations currently under development will require the use of high-speed optical inter-satellite links to move vast amounts of data from satellite to satellite. To achieve this, the satellite optical terminals will need precision acquisition and tracking capabilities to establish and maintain tightly focused optical communications links. The project will leverage past work done by Honeywell on the James Webb Space Telescope Fine Guidance Sensor and other space projects to perform advanced development of an optical pointing and tracking system that will perform better, can be manufactured faster, and costs less than existing designs. The project will help Canada to secure a critical new role in space communications and maintain Canada's dominant position in space-based communications hardware.
Comments:The amount allocated covers more than one fiscal year.