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Micromachined Fiber Optic Sensor Multiplexer (Q-DOT Research Proposal 9528)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
35977
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35977
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Micromachined Fiber Optic Sensor Multiplexer (Q-DOT Research Proposal 9528)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,987.00
 

Abstract:

Q-DOT proposes to continue development of a low-loss micromachined optical switch using MEMS technology. The switch is suitable for mass fabrication and for construction of a fiber optic sensor multiplexer. The main goal of this phase is to verify the low-loss characteristic of the switch. Insertion loss of the switch is projected to be less than 1 dB -- switching speeds are submicrosecond. A secondary goal is to develop alignment methods for the switch and the input and output wavequides. The system aspects of the multiplexer will be addressed in Phase I. The switch is designed to be fabricated as multiple switches on a single substrate, so it is compact and low cost. The switch has no inherent wavelength limitations and is useable at wavelengths currently used with single mode fibers. In Phase II, a complete multiplexer will be constructed.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas K. Bohley
7195901112

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-dot, Inc.
1069 Elkton Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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