NEW!! qBeam announces the release of its new 1U fade-tolerant free-space optical (FSO) modem/APD for optical communications.

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Optical Products

Our engineers have extensive experience in the design, integration and test of free-space optical communications (FSOC) systems, visible and infra-red (IR) imaging cameras, specialized optical sensors, laser etching, and optical power-beaming equipment. Learn more...

Simulation Software

Our engineers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in mathematical modeling, signal processing, and algorithm development, and have utilized our expertise in these areas to assist a variety of customers in solving challenging problems. Learn more...

  • Our Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) modem supports Internet Protocol (IP) optical links at GigE and 2.5 GigE speeds when coupled with a compatible telescope.

    • Supports terrestrial and space-ground optical links
    • Robust FEC implementation optimized for optical links
    • Optional Fade Tolerant FEC mode (FT-FEC), capable of surviving >70ms fades every 200ms
    • Full Duplex GigE connectivity at >900 Mbps user rate
    • Full duplex 2.5 GigE connectivity at > 2,250 Mbps
    • Link latency: < 2ms; FT-FEC mode < 125ms
    • 1e-12 link BER
    • APD module sensitivity of -34 dBm (prior to FEC)
    • Customizable Tx wavelength via standard SFP+ module
  • qBeam's high resolution, ultra-sensitive, configurable SWIR multi-spectral camera opens up new opportunities in the scientific, medical, security and industrial inspection fields.

    • Simultaneous image capture on three sensors
    • Registered images
    • Field swappable band pass filters
    • Two-position band pass filter on each channel
    • Embedded iCore7 PC
    • Image processing software
    • Three sensor camera with full sensor resolution
    • Configurable channel bands with custom dichroic prism
    • Multiple SWIR lens options including F/1.4
  • The Laser Light Modulator is a device that detects the presence of spectrally very narrow light and imparts a slow amplitude modulation on its intensity. Through the use of polarizers and a birefringent crystal, light with very narrow spectral content is modulated while broader spectral light (including sunlight) is not modulated.

    • Works over a broad spectral band, so no narrow bandpass filter is needed
    • Easily integrates onto commercial visible or SWIR lenses
    • Unlimited Rows Per Section
    • CLM-35C-NIR includes a 700 – 1100 nm modulator with a 35mm F/1.4 lens
    • Indirect or scattered light can be detected
    • Modulation frequency is adjustable from 1 Hz to 30 Hz
    • CLM-35C-SWIR includes a 900 – 1700 nm modulator with a SWIR 35mm F/1.4 lens
    • Narrow spectral light anywhere on the camera image can be detected (individual camera pixels are modulated)
    • Battery operated
    • Automatic wavelength estimation optional
    • Software for automatic detection can be developed
    • Can be incorporated into other viewing aides such as a monocular
  • Embed/Comm is a Windows® program for system level modeling and simulation of end-to-end communication systems at the physical layer. It provides fast and accurate solutions for analog, digital and mixed-mode communication system designs. Embed/Comm includes an extensive library of modulators, FEC blocks, channel models, filters, PLLs, and distortion-true RF blocks. Visualization features include spectrum plots, eye diagrams, phase scatter plots, BER curves, and more...

    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Hierarchical Design
    • Embedded Blocks
    • Faster Design Cycles
    • Signal Visualization
    • Distortion True RF Blocks
    • Complex Envelope
    • User Blocks
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Custom Engineering Services

qBeam engineers are available to tackle your unique optical and mechanical design needs, ranging from custom imaging systems to optical communication terminals.

qBeam staff is also available to provide custom software development services in the fields of signal processing, image processing and data communications.