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Fiber-Optic RF Distribution (FORD) & Digital Control Signals Network Across a…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86961
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-082-0052
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NUWAVES LTD.
122 Edison Drive Middletown, OH 45044-3269
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Fiber-Optic RF Distribution (FORD) & Digital Control Signals Network Across a PCB in GPS User Eqpt
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1391
Award Amount: $99,991.00
 

Abstract:

High performance RF circuits found in highly robust GPS user equipment are especially sensitive to inter-board electromagnetic interference, which results in spurious signals and poor circuit-to-circuit isolation. NuWaves' innovative solutions will be applied to designing and developing state-of-the-art miniature Fiber Optic RF Distribution (FORD) transmit and receive modules. NuWaves will investigate the use of fiber optics as a means for distributing Radio Frequency (RF) and high-speed digital control signals across a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). The use of fiber optics will be studied as a way of significantly reducing inter-board Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). During the phase I effort, NuWaves will perform cost/benefit trade-off study of fiber optic technologies taking into account size, weight, power, and cost factors. Detailed circuit modeling, simulation, hardware prototyping, and performance characterization will be accomplished to validate the FORD concepts.

Principal Investigator:

Tim Wurth
Chief Technical Officer
5133600800
twurth@nuwaves-ltd.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Wells
President
5133600800
jwells@nuwaves-ltd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NUWAVES LTD.
Research and Technology Center 122 Edison Drive Middletown, OH 45044

EIN/Tax ID: 760704915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No