CSA invests in 5 R&D projects with MPB Communications

November 24, 2009 - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and the Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), recently announced an investment of over $8 million in 26 research and development contracts to 16 organizations in Canada.

Of the 16 companies, MPB Communications has received the most  number of research and development contracts.

Funds have been awarded to MPB Communications for the following five projects:

MEC Moon Dust Magneto-Electrostatic Carbon Nanotube NanoFiltration
This project will address the lunar dust mitigation needs of the LORE Lunar Origins and Resource Exploration science/payload for the JAXA Selene-2 landed lunar mission.

Miniature UV/VIS/NIR 2-D Imaging Spectrometer for Meteorology Atmospheric Science Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Monitoring
This project will provide a compact, highly-integrated UV/VIS/NIR 2-D imaging spectrometer suitable for operation in the Polar Communications and Weather (PCW) Molniya orbit environment with high reliability, Signal to Noise Ratio, and image quality to address the multiple needs for atmospheric science, core meteorology/NWP and hyperspectral missions.

Multi-Mission MicroNavigator Miniature Sensor Suite for Low-Cost Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation and Operations
The innovative integration MEMS/PBG microphotonic acceleration and rotation sensors with a Star microTracker and fiber-optic temperature sensors result in a data synergy enabling high-performance spacecraft autonomous navigation, pointing and operations to facilitate substantial Earth Observation and science in low-cost platforms.

Pioneering of Self-healing of Damage in Composites Caused by Space Debris
This project joins together the expertise of the three partners in one team MPBC (space, fiber optics self-healing), Concordia University (composites, self-healing) and McGill University (novel hypervelocity launcher) to develop innovative self-healing concepts mitigating the effects of debris impacts.

Versatile Low and High Temperature fiber Sensor for Improved Monitoring in Space Applications
This project will provide an innovative Fiber-Optic based sensor suite for space structures, capable of monitoring strain and temperature over a wide temperature range, such as can be detected on antenna reflecting surfaces (-170°C to +170°C), cryogenic fuel tanks (down to -220°C), and the nozzle (as high as 2000°C).

September 2, 2021 - MPBC 100W CW 1178nm, single mode, single-frequency, linearly polarized Raman fiber amplifier (RFA) powers ESO’s New 63W CW experimental guide star laser

January 27, 2018 - Introducing..... High-Power Femtosecond Fiber Lasers at 920 nm and 1190 nm Spectral Range

January 27, 2018 - MoNaLISA in the making: A "Smart Microscope” proposal wins MPB’s “Celebration of Innovation” contest

September 4, 2017 - MPB to receive OSA's 2017 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award for the Guide Star Alliance

January 9, 2017 - A Celebration of Innovation

September 14, 2016 - MPB Communications Inc. Shares Prestigious Award Celebrating Advancement in the Application of Laser Light

September 8, 2016 - Mini Spectrometer Flying High

April 27, 2016 - The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory

December 8, 2015 - $4 Million Laser Marks Ground Zero for Adaptive Optics Science

August 3, 2015 - GHGSat Imaging Spectrometer Payload Delivered

May 25, 2015 - Raman Fiber Amplifier Technology Enables 22W 589-nm Guide Star: First Light Shining Bright

March 28th, 2014 - First Guide Star Laser Accepted by ESO

July 17, 2013 - ETC Performs T-PEDS Certification Test for the PM’S CC150 Polaris Jet

March 28, 2012 - In Memoriam Morrel P Bachynski

October 15, 2010 - Tests clear way for cell phones during taxi-in

September 7, 2010 - MPB Communications awarded Patent for new material that passively reacts to ambient temperatures

August 11, 2010 - MPBC Signs Licensing Agreement with the European Southern Observatory

June 1, 2010 - Quebec celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Laser

January 20, 2010 -Smart Reconfigurable
All Terrain Multi-Mission Microrover

January 4, 2010 - 532 nm
5 Watt Compact Air-cooled Fiber Laser

November 27, 2009 - MPB Technologies & Concordia University win Technology Partnership Award from ADRIQ

November 24, 2009 - CSA invests in 5 R&D projects with MPB Communications

November 2, 2009 - PROBA-2 Hits Orbit


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