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A 5 Terabit/Second EO Transceiver (Q-DOT Research Proposal 9551)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
41173
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41173
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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Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: A 5 Terabit/Second EO Transceiver (Q-DOT Research Proposal 9551)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,951.00
 

Abstract:

Q-DOT proposes to develop a small, light weight, low-power, multi-channel EO trans-ceiver capable of 10 Gbit/second/channel to support emerging high-speed processors. Currently, the performance of both ground-based and missile-borne processors is constrained by slow data links. As processors continue to increase in speed and complexity, the need for a high speed data link will become acute. The proposed transceiver will simultaneously transmit 256 channels of data while it receives 256 channels of data. The combined data rate exceeds 5 Terabit/second. The transceiver will mount on an RF board in a 15 mm x 15 mm (0.6 6 (0.2 0'). Sanders will support the transceiver development with its optical expertise and has already demonstrated suitable optical components. Phase I will focus on designing SiGe BiCMOS driver/receiver chips and transmission line interfaces. A single-channel demonstration at 10 Gbit/second is proposed as a Phase I option. A 512 channel EO transceiver will be realized in Phase II. Q-DOT will work with Sanders to commercialize the 5 Tbit/second E0 transceiver in Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Michael E. Harrell
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Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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