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COMPENSATION TECHNIQUES FOR AMPLITUDE MODULATED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15793
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15793
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AURORA ASSOC.
3350 Scott Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: COMPENSATION TECHNIQUES FOR AMPLITUDE MODULATED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

A MAJOR DEFICIENCY OF AMPLITUDE MODULATED (AM) FIBER OPTIC SENSORS IS THE LIMITED ACCURACY DUE TO THE ENVIRONMENTALLY INDUCED LOSS VARIATIONS OF THE FIBER-OPTIC TRANSMISSION LINK. THE DUAL WAVELENGTH TECHNIQUE HAS SHOWN TO BE INADEQUATE SINCE THE LOSS VARIATIONS ARE WAVELENGTH DEPENDENT. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM IS TO EXPERIMENTALLY CHARACTERIZE THE LOSS VARIATIONS OF THE FIBER OPTIC CABLES AND CONNECTORS AND TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE COMPENSATION TECHNIQUE. TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL IT IS PROPOSED TO USE A UNIQUE DEVICE, THE ACOUSTO-OPTIC TUNABLE FILTER (AOTF), BOTH AS A TOOL IN THE EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AS WELL AS A MEANS TO COMPENSATE THE UNCONTROLLED TEMPERATURE EFFECT ON THE LOSS VARIATIONS. IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING THE DESIRED COMPENSATION FOR CABLE AND CONNECTOR LOSS, THE USE OF THE AOTF OFFERS THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES: INCREASING SENSOR ACCURACY, STABILITY AND SENSITIVITY, POTENTIAL FOR MULTIPLEXING SENSORS AND COMPACT, RUGGED CONSTRUCTION COMPATIBLE TO MILITARY ENVIRONMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr I C Chang
Principal Investigator
4087480867

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aurora Associates
3350 Scott Blvd - Bldg 33 Santa Clara, CA 95054

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No