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HIGH RESOLUTION HIGH SPEED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE FOR OPTICAL COMPUTING…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
4218
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4218
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optron Systems, Inc.
235 Bear Hill Rd Ste 200 Waltham, MA 02451-1060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HIGH RESOLUTION HIGH SPEED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE FOR OPTICAL COMPUTING APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

OPTICAL COMPUTERS ARE RECOGNIZED AS POTENTIALLY USEFUL ELEMENTS IN THE QUEST TO MEET THE INTENSE BATTLE MANAGEMENT COMPUTATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE SDI PROGRAM. CURRENTLY, OPTICAL COMPUTERS ARE GREATLY LIMITED IN PERFORMANCE BECAUSE NO EXISTING NONLINEAR LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE SIMULTANEOUSLY OFFERS FAST OPTICAL SWITCHING WITH HIGH GAMMA (THRESHOLD), HIGH SPATIAL BANDWIDTH, LOW POWER DISSIPATION, OPTICAL GAIN, AND HIGH RELIABILITY. A NONLINEAR SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE IS PROPOSED WHICH OFFERS ALL THESE FEATURES AND, IN PRINCIPLE, CAN BE EFFICIENTLY MASS-PRODUCED AT LOW COST. THESE DEVICES ACHIEVE OPTICAL GAIN AND, CONSEQUENTLY, CAN BE CASCADED TO REALIZE MANY COMPLEX OPTICAL COMPUTING ARCHITECTURES. THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROGRAM PLAN INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TASKS: A) DEVICE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, B) PROTOTYPE DEVICE DESIGN, C) SMALL-SCALE PROTOTYPE DEVICE FABRICATION, D) DESIGN OPTIMIZATION, AND E) DEVICE PERFORMANCE TESTING.

Principal Investigator:

Robert F. Dillon
6179653166

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optron Systems Inc.
P.o. Box 98 Newton Highlands, MA 02161

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