Boston Micromachines Wins $750K for Optical Transponder Project

The Defense Department’s Small Business Technology Transfer program has awarded $750,000 to Watertown-based Boston Micromachines to create portable optical communications devices from deformable micromirrors, according to an article today in Laser Focus World. The company, working with partners at Boston University, hopes to build small, low-power devices that soldiers can use in open air to communicate covertly and avoid friendly-fire incidents.

Wade Roush is the producer and host of the podcast Soonish and a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @soonishpodcast

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