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High Power Uplink Amplifier for Deep Space Communications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095878
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.06
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Optical Engines Inc
842 S Sierra Madre St STE D Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Power Uplink Amplifier for Deep Space Communications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CB08C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Critical to the success of delivering on the promise of deep space optical communications is the creation of a stable and reliable high power multichannel optical uplink/beacon. Optical Engines proposes to deliver in phase 2 2 compact and low cost fiber amplifiers suited to the uplink application. This will be accomplished through the use of Optical Engines proprietary Multi-Fiber Coupled 2.5kW laser diode stacks, its Etched Taper All Fiber Combiner Technology and a custom designed Photonic Crystal Fiber. One of these amplifiers will be of the Coiled PCF type and one of the Rod type and will be integrated into existing NASA deep space communications up link infrastructure.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Sipes
Principal Investigator
8158158303
don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com

Business Contact:

Donald Sipes
Business Official
8158158303
don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optical Engines, Inc.
842 S. Sierra Madre St STE D Colorado Springs, CO 80903-4100

EIN/Tax ID: 201860751
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No