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A Stacked Planar Waveguide Switching Array Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59382
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-178-04
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Broadata Communications, Inc.
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Stacked Planar Waveguide Switching Array Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-02-C-3068
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

"The Navy requires a switched fiber optical communication technology to implement fail-safe optical interconnections and provide real-time configuration of the cable plant for in-flight diagnostics. This photonic switching implementation must be highlyscalable, accommodate at least a 32x32 or higher array in a small package. Its switching parameters have to be optimized for throughput, bandwidth, switching speed, power dissipation, packing density, and fan-out. To address this need, BroadataCommunications, Inc. (BCI) proposes to develop a unique stacked planar waveguide switching (SPAS) technology. The SPAS combines three unique technologies: (1) a stacked waveguide coupling (SWC) package that miniaturizes the optical switching device'svolume and power dissipation for a large sized switching array used for high bandwidth (>10Gb/s) data communications; (2) a waveguide grating switching (WGS) technology that allows ultrahigh speed (in the nanosecond range) switching; and (3) a resonatedgrating coupling (RGC) technology that maximizes the coupling efficiency and reduces overall insertion loss (<3dB per device). In Phase I, the concept and feasibility of this proposed SPAS network system will be developed. In addition to the Navy'soptical network applications, this technology is also applicable to many military real time sensor data collection/processing operations and mission critical C3I network applications. The proposed technol

Principal Investigator:

Freddie Lin
Chief Technology Officer
3105301416
BGregoryPOC@aol.com

Business Contact:

Burt Walker
CEO and President
3105301416
bwalker@broadatacom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Broadata Communications, Inc.
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954817646
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No