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High-Speed Three-Channel Photonic Time Delay Unit

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High-Speed Three-Channel Photonic Time Delay Unit
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7202
Award Amount: $999,989.00


An innovative, super-miniature, fast-switching array-based photonic time delay device is being developed for the active electronically scanned-array (AESA) MDA and Navy radars. The design is based on the fast electro-optic effect, the super miniature fiber-lens collimation array, and the existing WDM photonic true time delay technologies. In Phase I Agiltron has successfully demonstrated the core switching device operation which has met or exceeded the program performance targets. This technology will generate significantly improved replacement components, and represents reductions in cost, power, and maintenance time for existing phased array radars. The phase II development will prototype the fast speed based three-channel photonic time delay unit (TDU) by implementing the fast switching technique developed during Phase I into fiber optic WDM-true time delay arrays developed at Agiltron. Agiltron is prepared for Phase II, having established a relationship with the MDA radar prime, Raytheon, and generated device requirements for later testing and insertion into the THAAD radar program. Agiltron, teamed with the University of Connecticut, is well suited for this development program using this novel approach, being an existing fiber optic component supplier and having previously commercialized optoelectronics devices from R & D programs.

Principal Investigator:

Guanghai Jin
Chief Scientist
(781) 935-1200

Business Contact:

Sarah Weidlein
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Office of Sponsored Research (Pre-A
438 Whitney Road
Unit 1133t 11
Storrs, CT 06269-1133
Contact: Carol Welt
Contact Phone: (860) 486-3622