05 April 2001
05 April 2001
Composite Optics, Inc. has successfully demonstrated the performance of Platforms Wireless International Corporation's, Airborne Relay Communications System (ARC System). The system parameters were verified during system tests that concluded with a public demonstration on March 5th and 6th at COI's Signature Technologies & Test Facility in San Diego, California. The system demonstration exceeded all expectations. The ARC System was tested for its ability to achieve its specified system performance requirements. Real-time system diagnostics provided information on the performance of separate components of the system including RF amplifiers and antennas, all of which successfully met or exceeded their performance criteria. Among the proprietary technologies incorporated in the system is a shaped beam antenna that COI developed under subcontract to Platforms Wireless.
Based in San Diego, California, COI is an employee-owned business with over 350 Associates. Named by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 1999 National Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, COI has more than 25 years of space flight technology experience, successfully providing innovative composite-material products and services to leading aerospace manufacturers around the world. COI's extensive corporate capabilities span a wide array of complementary technology disciplines and products, including designing, testing, and manufacturing strategic system payloads, antennas, structures, precision structures, and optics.
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