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High Power Uplink Amplifier for Deep Space Communications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95449
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095878
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optical Engines Inc
842 S Sierra Madre St STE D Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Power Uplink Amplifier for Deep Space Communications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CD89P
Award Amount: $99,953.00
 

Abstract:

Critical to the success of delivering on the promise of deep space optical communications is the creation of a stable and reliable high power multichannel optical uplink/beacon. Optical Engines proposes to demonstrate in phase 1 a 1kW compact and low cost fiber amplifier suited to the uplink application. This will be accomplished through the use of Optical Engines proprietary Multi-Fiber Coupled 2.5kW laser diode stacks, its Etched Taper All Fiber Combiner Technology and a custom designed Photonic Crystal Fiber. By building upon existing fiber amplifier work this demonstration can be accomplished in the Phase 1 time frame. From this demonstration, a 4 channel 4kW total power amplifier array will be constructed during phase II to be integrated into existing NASA deep space communications up link infrastructure.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Sipes
Principal Investigator
8153838303
don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com

Business Contact:

Donald L. Sipes, Jr.
President and CEO
8153838303
don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optical Engines, Inc.
842 S. Sierra Madre St STE D Colorado Springs, CO 80903

EIN/Tax ID: 201860751
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No