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AIRCRAFT BUILT-IN TEST WITH HIGHLY FAULT TOLERANT/ROBUST FIBER OPTIC…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13414
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13414
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optical Communications Corp
335 Paint Branch Dr College Park, MD 20742
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: AIRCRAFT BUILT-IN TEST WITH HIGHLY FAULT TOLERANT/ROBUST FIBER OPTIC VARIABLE-CHANNEL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,217.00
 

Abstract:

FAILURE PREDICTION AND FAILURE ISOLATION IN FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS ARE OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE IN AIRCRAFT, WHERE A DELAY OF MICROSECONDS IN CONVEYING A WARNING OF FAILURE MAY CAUSE CRITICAL LOSS. EXISTING SYSTEMS ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM BY USING CONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES SUCH AS ERROR CORRECTION CODING, SERIAL CONTROL INSERTIONS, BLOCK PREOR POST-AMBLES... . THESE APPROACHES SACRIFICE CRITICAL SPEED, RESULT IN LOSS OF MODULARITY, AND HAVE PROBLEMS OF INTERFACE COMPONENT RELIABILITY. THE RESULT IS A SIGNIFICANT LOSS IN EFFICIENCY AND INCREASE IN COST. OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (OCC) PROPOSES A FIBER OPTIC INNOVATIVE SYSTEM, ELEGANT IN ITS SIMPLICITY, SOLVING THE RELIABILITY PROBLEMS, WHILE BEING COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE WITH EXISTING STANDARDS. THE BUILT-IN-TET (BIT) CIRCUITRY OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM ENCOMPASSES AN ERROR DETECTION CODE OVERLAYING EACH BIT, AND IT HAS AN ABILITY TO DELIVER SELF-TEST INFORMATION QUICKLY TO THE NEXT CHANNE IN-BAND. THE BIT ERROR RATE (BER) OF THE SYSTEM IS REDUCED SIGNIFICANTLY. ADDITIONALLY, THE SYSTEM CAN OVERCOME A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE WITHOUT BECOMING INOPERATIVE, AND USERS AT THE FAR END CAN BE NOTIFIED CONCURRENTLY WITH RECEIPT OF THE DATA ITSELF.

Principal Investigator:

Loughrey Kuhn
3014541800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optical Communications Corp
335 Paint Branch Dr College Park, MD 20742

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