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Aeronautical Sciences and Flight Control Technology for Military Aerospace…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55329
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001VA-3288
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTELECOM, INC.
9300 Gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Aeronautical Sciences and Flight Control Technology for Military Aerospace Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-C-3115
Award Amount: $794,355.00
 

Abstract:

Use of photonic communications technology on military aerospace vehicles offers significant advantages in weight, volume, reduced cost and improved reliability for these vehicles. Weight and volume savings come from replacement of copper wire andelectronic termination hardware in cable assemblies having large wire counts with optical fiber cables having small fiber counts. Cost savings are associated with the weight and volume savings and with integration of control, power and communicationsystems. Reliability is enhanced through Electromagnetic Interference susceptibility reduction, multipath redundant communication lines and communication system simplifications which are part of an integrated vehicle management system design. Specifictechnology which will be required in a fully optimized photonic aerospace vehicle communication system and which is not currently available for the aerospace environment includes 1) multimode optical fiber Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) tap forwavelength selective drop and insert of optical signals along a multimode optical fiber bus, 2) wavelength selected Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) and 3) optimized actuator motor phase sensor interface to a photonic network. Optelecomproposes to develop multimode optical fiber WDM tap hardware and to investigate application of existing communications technology to the aerospace environment for wavelength selected VCSELs and actuator motor phase sensor interface.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald Smith
Director, E-O Systems Gro
3015908852
smithr@optelecom.com

Business Contact:

Edmund Ludwig
CEO
3015902121
ludwige@optelecom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTELECOM, INC.
9300 Gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877

EIN/Tax ID: 521010850
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No