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DWDM Filters for High Efficiency Optical Communication

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51738
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1421
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RUGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
353 Christian Street Oxford, CT 06478
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: DWDM Filters for High Efficiency Optical Communication
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is dramatically increasing the bandwidth on telecommunications networks and will have a direct impact on internet-based communication architecture for data delivery from NASA near-earth platforms. The optical demultiplexers in DWDM systems rely on complex interference filters to transmit a very narrow wavelength region while reflecting the larger out of band region. We propose a filter fabrication approach that uses DC magnetron sources, a unique optical coating chamber configuration, very efficient filter designs, and, most importantly,an innovative insitu optical monitor. The result will be the capability to fabricate low cost, high performance DWDM filters, both as single filters and spatially variable filters.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas 1. Jr.
Vice President
2037750136
trahmlow@rugate.com

Business Contact:

Jeanne Lazo-Wasem
President
2037750136
jlazo-wasem@rugate.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Rugate Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 875 Brookfield, CT 06804

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