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Self-Contained, Miniaturized, Robust, High-Speed Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75318
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-115-0009
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Self-Contained, Miniaturized, Robust, High-Speed Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Interrogator
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0048
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

Safety and reliability of ordnance, such as that in solid rocket motors, requires determination of system integrity. To achieve this, a need exists for embedded sensors to provide real-time high-speed indication of system health. Optical Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors are the most promising types of sensors for dynamic strain measurements due to their light weight, small size, immunity to electromagnetic interference and multiplexibility. However, commercial FBG sensor interrogators are too heavy and large to be deployed in such applications. Based on years of experience and innovations in FBG sensor systems, IFOS proposes a novel miniaturized FBG sensor interrogator with low power consumption to be incorporated into tactical solid fuel rocket motors. It will be capable of interrogating a single optical fiber containing well over five sensors based on commercially available FBGs, under 0.25 pounds in weight and 5 cubic inches in volume, involving no moving parts. The interrogator will operate over the C (extendable to C+L) wavelength band(s), with resolution of 1 pm, dynamic range of 4000+ microstrain per sensor and speed over 5 kHz per sensor. Implementation will be primarily based on well-tested long-lifetime and highly reliable commercially available components.

Principal Investigator:

Behzad Moslehi
CEO/CTO
4083288648
bm@ifos.com

Business Contact:

Behzad Moslehi
CEO/CTO
4083288648
bm@ifos.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS CORP.
650 Vaqueros Ave., Suite A Sunnyvale, CA 94085

EIN/Tax ID: 043703938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No