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PACKAGING OPTOELECTRONIC MODULES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
18355
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18355
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optical Networks Inc
3450 Hillview Ave Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: PACKAGING OPTOELECTRONIC MODULES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $375,354.00
 

Abstract:

PACKAGING POSES A MAJOR IMPEDIMENT TO THE PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF OPTO-ELECTRONIC MODULES (OEMS). OEMS MAY REQUIRE MULTIPLE FIBER-OPTIC INTERFACES AND LARGE ELECTRICAL PIN-OUT, AND MAY DISSIPATE SIGNIFICANT POWER. WE PROPOSE A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP NEW PACKAGING TECHNIQUES TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF OEMS. IN THIS PROJECT, WE WILL UTILIZE OPTIVISION'S PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN THE PACKAGING AND APPLICATION OF OPTO-ELECTRONIC DEVICES. A MAJOR THRUST OF THIS PROGRAM IS THE INVESTIGATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERAL NOVEL MULTI-FIBER OPTICAL INTERFACING TECHNIQUES BASED ON THE USE OF PLANAR OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES MADE FROM SIO2 ON A SILICON SUBSTRATED. SIO2/SI WAVEGUIDE TECHNOLOGY MAY PROVIDE HIGH-PERFORMANCE, LOW-COST, COMPACT, RUGGED OPTICAL INTERFACES WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO A BROAD CLASS OF OEMS. THE APPLICATION OF CURRENT ADVANCED ELECTRONIC AND OPTO-ELECTRONIC PACKAGING TO OEMS WILL BE EXPLORED, INCLUDING THE USE OF ADVANCED METALS AND CERAMICS, THERMOELECTRIC COOLING, AND FLIP-CHIP DEVICE MOUNTING. PACKAGE PERFORMANCE OVER A RANGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS (TEMPERATURE, VIBRATION) WILL BE INVESTIGATED. A CANDIDATE OEM WILL BE SELECTED FOR PACKAGING DURING THE PHASE II EFFORT, AND A DETAILED PACKAGE DESIGN WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR THIS DEVICE. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS: THIS RESEARCH PROJECT ADDRESSES KEY DESIGN AND FEASIBILTY ISSUES IN THE PACKAGING OF OPTO-ELECTRONIC MODULES (OEMS). IT WILL PROVIDE ADVANCED IN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY NECESSARY TO ALLOW THE USE OF OEMS IN WIDE VARIETY OF DOD AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDING FIBER-OPTIC NETWORKS, OPTICAL BACKPLANES, AND PHASED ARRAY ANTENNAS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Kalman
4158550200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optivision, Inc.
4009 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304

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