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High Power Optical Amplifiers and WDM Intelligent Optical Network Components…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72716
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-019-2991
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTICOMP CORP.
PO Box 10779 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Power Optical Amplifiers and WDM Intelligent Optical Network Components for Multiband Inter-Satellite Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-06-C-0194
Award Amount: $1,498,594.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II SBIR Program will investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of extending OptiComp's (OCC) intelligent distributed data communications architecture and optoelectronic (OE) interconnect technology to inter-satellite data communication systems. OCC's proprietary optoelectronic interconnect technology provides multiband optical communication by integrating multi-wavelength VCSEL and resonance cavity photodetector arrays with shared optical waveguides, while in-line semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) are incorporated to provide either distributed optical gain within satellites or to provide output/input power amplification for intersatellite communication. Together they enable a seamless inter-satellite and intra-satellite optical network architecture that provides low-latency, fault-tolerant and protocol-independent switching between network nodes under distributed routing control. The new transmitter/receiver design will monolithically integrate high performance SOAs with OCC's OE modules to boost the WDM signals before transmission or to pre-amplify them before photodetection. Optical amplification increases the system margin and compensates optical losses, thereby extending the number of nodes that can be interconnected without intermediate optical-to-electrical-to-optical conversion. The SOA can also provide sufficient optical amplification to transmit WDM optical signals facross much larger intersatellite link distances. Different SOA designs for both inter-satellite links and intra-satellite networks will be investigated.

Principal Investigator:

Julian Cheng
Vice President & Dir of E
7755884176
jcheng@opticomp.com

Business Contact:

Peter S. Guilfoyle
CEO
7755884176
peter@opticomp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTICOMP CORP.
PO Box 10779 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

EIN/Tax ID: 880221939
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No