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HIGH SENSITIVITY WIDEBAND ANALOG FIBER OPTIC LINK

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15878
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15878
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InterScience, Inc.
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: HIGH SENSITIVITY WIDEBAND ANALOG FIBER OPTIC LINK
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $398,290.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANALOG OPTICAL DATA LINK CAPABLE OF TRANSMITTING RF SIGNALS OF A MINIATURE SENSOR TO REMOTE DETECTION AND RECORDING SYSTEMS IS PROPOSED. THE SYSTEM IS BASED ON A SPECIFIC MINIATURE DIODE-LASER, A PIGTAIL SINGLE-MODE FILTER OPTIC CABLE AND A PHOTODIODE/AMPLIFIER RECEIVER. THE FREQUENCY RESPONSE, LINEARITY AND SENSITIVITY OF SUCH A LASER CONSTITUTES A VERY ATTRACTIVE CANDIDATE TO BE USED IN DIRECT MODULATION MODE BY RF SMALL-SIGNALS. SINCE THE MAXIMUM FREQUENCY OF THE MODULATING SIGNAL IS MODERATELY HIGH, AND SPECTRAL CHIRPING EFFECTS ARE NOT SIGNIFICANT FOR RELATIVELY SHORT LINK DISTANCES, WE EXPECT THAT NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS DUE TO DIRECT MODULATION OF THE LASER DIODE WILL NOT INFLUENCE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SYSTEM. THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF THIS CONCEPT IS ITS SIMPLICITY AND HIGH EXPECTED PERFORMANCE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIRED SENSITIVITY AND FREQUENCY RESPONSE FOR THE APPLICATION. A PROTOTYPE UNIT WILL BE DEVELOPED AND FULLY TESTED UNDER THE PHASE I EFFORT TO DEMONSTRATE THE FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES OF THE PROPOSED CONCEPT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Eduardo Saravia
Principal Investigator
5182837500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Inter-science Inc.
105 Jordan Rd Troy, NY 12180

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