Boston Business Journal | August 31 ,2006
Boston Micromachines wins U.S. Army grant
Boston Micromachines Corp. has been granted $100,000 by the U.S. Army for continued research on its deformable mirror products intended for battlefield use.
The Watertown, Mass.-based company and its research partner, Boston University, received the award under the Army's Small Business Technology Transfer program, which is designed to foster research.
According to the company, the grant will allow it begin production of its Secure Communicating Optical Ultra-small Transponder, known as SCOUT. The device, smaller and lighter than a golf ball, uses a deformable mirror system to create a long-range communication device.
Founded in 1999, the privately held Boston Micromachines Corporation makes advanced microelectromechanical systems- based mirror products for use in commercial optics systems.