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Space Photonics Inc. (SPI)

Optical Wireless Solutions, a spin-off from SPI will provide revolutionary performance to cellular backhaul & last-mile broadband markets.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Telecommunications
  • Location Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 1999
  • Employees 13
  • Website

Company Summary

Space Photonics Inc.(SPI) provides Government and aerospace optical communications (4 patents 3 pending). We are spinning off C-Corp Optical Wireless Solutions Inc. (OWSI) for commercial-only telecommunications & cellular backhaul markets. Our $22 million of R&D has produced products for NASA (ISS), AF, Harris, & Orbital. Our optical wireless products already exceed the state-of-the-art microwave links for specific cellular backhaul markets.


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    Chuck Chalfant
    Chief Executive Officer

    Chuck manages SPI's operations, product development & intellectual property. He has generated significant funding for R&D through numerous Gov. agencies, the Arkansas’ DC Delegation, ASTA, AEDC, the U. of Ark. at Fayetteville and Little Rock. He has experience working in the aerospace industry and with California based small companies and spin-offs. He has led SPI to over 25 SBIR awards, and over $12 million in other revenue. He has a BS and MS.

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    Fred Orlando
    President, Chief Technology Officer

    Fred is a seasoned entrepreneur with experience with numerous companies from start-up through exit, as well as having vast experience in electronics and communications systems while working in the aerospace and commercial business sectors. Fred has served as the technology development manager from SPI’s inception, while providing expert leadership for the management of the company business.


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    Chuck Dougherty, Wright Lindsey Jennings
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    Irvin & Associtates

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    No Outside Investors
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    $22 million total revenue from Gov. R&D and Aerospace Customers