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HYBRID MICROCOMPUTER-BASED OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR UTILIZING A TWO-DIMENSIONAL…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
5602
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5602
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Brimrose Corporation of America
19 Loveton Circle Hunt Valley Loveton Center Sparks, MD 21152-9201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HYBRID MICROCOMPUTER-BASED OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR UTILIZING A TWO-DIMENSIONAL ACOUSTO-OPTIC MODULATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $495,000.00
 

Abstract:

WITH THE INTEREST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY FAST COMPUTERS, MUCH FASTER THAN THE CONVENTIONAL DIGITAL CHIP-BASED SYSTEM, THE FUTURE SEEMS VERY BRIGHT FOR OPTICAL-SIGNAL PROCESSING. TWO-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL PROCESSING IS BEING USED FOR PATTERN RECOGNITION, MACHINE VISION, AND OPTICAL COMPUTING. CURRENTLY, A MAGNETO-OPTIC SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR (MOSLM) IS USED TO CONVERT ARRAYS OF PROGRAMMABLE ELECTRONIC SIGNALS DERIVED FROM A MICROCOMPUTER INTO TWO-DIMENSIONAL, ADDRESSABLE DATA. A UNIQUE 2-D ACOUSTO-OPTIC SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR (AOSLM) (INSTEAD OF A MOSLM) IS BEING CONSTRUCTED AS A SIGNAL PROCESSOR COMPONENT WHICH CAN BE USED IN AN OPTICAL COMPUTER ARRANGEMENT. THIS DEVICE UTILIZES A UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY OF FABRICATING GIGAHERTZ (GHZ) ACOUSTO-OPTIC BRAGG CELLS (1-D SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS). COMPUTER MODELING IS BEING UNDERTAKEN TO OBTAIN THE PROPER DIRECTIONS FOR OPTIMUM DEVICE PERFORMANCE FOR A 2-D GAP SPATIALLIGHT MODULATOR. THE DEVICE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED AND TESTED. REAL-TIME PROGRAMMABLE OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR SYSTEM AND 2-D SPATIALLIGHT MODULATOR IS BEING DESIGNED. BENEFITS OF THE AOSLM OVER THE MOSLM IS HIGHER BANDWIDTH, INCREASE OF RESOLUTION AND LESS LOSS OF LASER INTENSITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Ronald G Rosemeier
3016685800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Brimrose Corp. Of America
7720 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21236

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