2010 NEWS

September 2010

Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference 2010

Denver, Colorado
September 21-23,2010

To learn more about this conference please visit : http://www.photonicsconferences.org/AVFOP2010/

June 2010

Kerry Announces Massachusetts To Receive Additional $9.1 Million In Science Investments

BOSTON – Senator John Kerry announced today that 34 additional Massachusetts universities and organizations will receive a total of $9,082,722 in National Science Foundation (NSF) awards. The funding was secured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“These investments in scientific research will create jobs and help keep Massachusetts a world leader in the sciences,” said Senator John Kerry. “I'm grateful that President Obama has once again recognized the cutting edge work being done by our universities and research organizations.”

The NSF funds research and education across the fields of science and engineering by providing grants and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the nation.

More than $59 million in National Science Foundation grants have been awarded to Massachusetts organizations and schools in the past five months.

As part of the NSF awards in Massachusetts, Photonic Systems, Inc. (Billerica) received funding for the project, entitled “SBIR Phase I: Room Temperature Silicon-compatible Nano-LED/Laser Electronically Pumped by Silicon Field Emission Device,” under the direction of Edward Ackerman.

May 2010

New Director of Business Development at PSI

Photonic Systems Inc., the performance leaders in microwave photonic technology, recently announced that Doug Dillon has joined the company as Director of Business Development.  In this position, Mr. Dillon will lead PSI’s sales and marketing activities along with developing strategic plans and initiatives to achieve the company’s growth objectives.  

Dillon joins PSI with extensive experience in RF and fiber optic sales, marketing and systems engineering. Prior to PSI, he successfully held senior management positions at Lasertron, EM4 Photonics, kSARIA, Radiall, and CP Clare Corporation. Dillon’s background also includes design and development engineering at defense contractors Raytheon and Signatron. Mr. Dillon received his BS in electrical engineering from Tufts University.

Photonic Systems provides world leading microwave photonic research, engineering, and product solutions to the US government, defense and commercial markets. PSI’s products and services enable a broad range of system performance, from basic transmission of RF over fiber for antenna remoting to complex signal processing required in communication and defense applications.

April 2010

Please visit PSI at:

SPIE Defense Security and Sensing

April 6-8, 2010
Orlando World Center Mariott Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
Booth Number:  3928



Dr. Charles Cox Elected Fellow of OSA

PSI Invited to Present at 2011 OFC/NFOEC