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Polymer Based Photonics for Space Environment Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62232
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1480
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INTERNATIONAL PHOTONICS CONSULTANTS, INC
30 Tierra Monte NE Albuquerque,, NM 87122 2102
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Polymer Based Photonics for Space Environment Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-03-M-0111
Award Amount: $74,776.00
 

Abstract:

Polymer Based Photonics for Space Environment ApplicationsEconomical and efficient polymer based photonic (PBP) components such as high bandwidth electro-optic (EO) modulators are required for implementation in next generation high performance sateliites, including small-nano satellites. Satellite systems such assensors, fiber optic data buses, intra satellite links, navigation, tracking and targeting will benefit from using hardened integrated polymer circuits. This Phase I proposal will demonstrate a feasibility concept using electrostatic self-assembly (ESA) tofabricate intrinsically poled and stable EO polymer modulators that can survive in space environments. The Phase I results will be transitioned into a Phase II effort to fabricate unique and advanced radiation resistant, multi-component, integrated opticpolymer circuitry demonstating high bandwidths, low V-pi, low power requirements,low scattering and propagation losses and stability under elevated temperatures. Intrinsically poled NLO polymer materials fabricated by ESA avoids degradation that can beintroduced via electric field poled-high temperature processing of polymers. The ESA approach constrains processing complexity and cost while facilitating simple large scale component integration of photonic circuits.

Principal Investigator:

Edward W. Taylor
Senior Research Physicist
5057974799
INTPHOTON@AOL.COM

Business Contact:

L. R. Taylor
President
5057974799
INTPHOTON@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTERNATIONAL PHOTONICS CONSULTANTS, INC
30 Tierra Monte NE Albuquerque,, NM 87122

EIN/Tax ID: 841607383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No