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INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS FOR WIDEBAND OPTICAL COMMUNICATION & OPTICAL…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9338
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9338
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tacan Corp
2330 Faraday Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008-0721
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS FOR WIDEBAND OPTICAL COMMUNICATION & OPTICAL COMPUTING
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

AS THE GEOMETRIES OF VERY LARGE-SCALE INTEGRATED CHIPS GROW SMALLER AND DENSER, AND AS COMPUTATIONS BECOME FASTER AND MORE COMPLEX, THE CAPACITY OF ELECTRIC CIRCUITS IS BEING OUTSTRIPPED. THE CONNECTIONS SIMPLY CANNOT HANDLE ELECTRIC SIGNALS FAST ENOUGH AND RELIABLY ENOUGH. IN ADVANCED SYSTEMS, THE POWER DRAIN AND THE SHEER NUMBERS OF THE WIRES LINKING THE CHIPS, AND LINKING THE CIRCUIT BOARDS, IS PROHIBITIVE. CONNECTING CIRCUITS BY LIGHT INSTEAD OF BY ELECTRIC SIGNALS PROMISES RELIEF. UNDER PHASE II OF THIS SBIR PROGRAM, WE PLAN TO EXPERIMENTALLY DEMONSTRATE INTEGRATEDD OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES THAT ALLOW OPTICAL CHANNELS TO BE INCORPORATED WITHIN OPTE-ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND PACKAGES. IN ADDITION WE WILL EXPLORE THEORETICALLY THE FULL POTENTIAL OF INTRABOARD OPTICAL INTERCONNECTIONS WHEN OPTO-ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ARE INTEGRATED MONLITHICALLYWITH HIGH SPEED ELECTRONICS. THIS ANALYSIS WILL PROVIDE DIRECT CLUES TOWARD ELIMINATION OF THE EXCESS CAPACITANCE AND INDUCTANCE OF BONDING PADS AND WIRES WHICH SHOULD RESULTIN MONOLITHIC COMBINATIONS THAT OPERATE FASTER, USE LESS POWER, AND PRODUCE LESS NOISE THAT THE PRESENT HYBRIDS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Michael M Salour
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Business Contact:


6194381010
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tacan Aerospace Corp.
2111 Palomar Airport Rd #100 Carlsbad, CA 92008

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