A low-SWaP beam control system could be used in many of NASA's remote sensing applications including meteorological studies and agricultural or environmental surveys in addition to the entry descent and landing application. The result of the Phase I effort will be a design for a prototype low SWaP beam control system. The Phase II prototype implementation will serve to demonstrate the beam control capability, environmental survivability, as well as optimize size, weight and power. The resultant beam control system will be transitioned into a commercial product.
Possible commercial applications include the use of this technology for agricultural and meteorological information gathering as well as search and rescue.