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Novel Photonic RF Spectrometer

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90690
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084475
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectrum Magnetics, LLC
1210 First State Blvd Wilmington, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Novel Photonic RF Spectrometer
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD91P
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

Leveraging on recent breakthroughs in broadband photonic devices and components for RF and microwave applications, SML proposes a new type of broadband microwave spectrometer with performance and affordability that were not attainable before. The photonic microwave spectrometer overcomes the constrains associated with microwave electronics, linearly and simultaneously offering 6-18 GHz (potentially up to 100 GHz) bandwidth, high resolution of sub-hundred MHz, and huge numbers of channels (hundreds to 1024 channels). The devices and components used in the proposed novel spectrometer are commercial off-the-shelf. Our miniature low cost design is well suited for the spectrum monitor and sensor requirement for a wide range of NASA, military and commercial applications. Our unconventional flight qualifiable approach eliminates the need for frequency down-converter, moving components, local oscillator, and has intrinsically temperature independent operation. In Phase I, SML will test an evaluation prototype to demonstrate the proposed novel RF/microwave spectrometer based on high performance components and build a system model to simulate and verify spectrometer's design and performance.

Principal Investigator:

Hao Zhu
Principal Investigator
3022921612
hzhu@spectrum-magnetics.com

Business Contact:

Jianrong Lin
President
3023799808
jrlin@spectrum-magnetics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectrum Magnetics, LLC
1251 Old Cooches Bridge Rd Newark, DE 19713

EIN/Tax ID: 202916432
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No