Boston Business Journal | November 27, 2007
Boston Micromachines gets $750K defense grant
Boston Micromachines Corp. has received a Department of Defense grant to develop a device to prevent friendly fire incidents.
The Watertown, Mass.-based company has received $750,000 through the DoD's Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) for the project. The company is teaming up with Boston University to advance its Secure Communicating Optical Ultra-small Transponder (SCOUT). The device will use an active mirror to rapidly identify friendly soldiers, vehicles or aircraft.
The concept was developed under a previous grant through STTR. The new two year grant project will bring the concept into production and demonstrate functionality.