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Revolutionary Photonics-True-Time-Delay Units

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO 80216-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Revolutionary Photonics-True-Time-Delay Units
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7625
Award Amount: $99,867.00


In this SBIR program we will design, build, and deliver a phased array radar time delay unit (TDU) with unprecedented performance. The enabling innovation is a new photonics-true-time-delay (PTTD) architecture that will provide: larger delay tuning (up to 20 nsec), low insertion loss (<2 dB), high bandwidth (>10 Gbit), rugged monolithic construction with no moving part, and very low SWaP. Importantly, this approach will realize large time delay tunability and low insertion loss, all in a form factor that enables integration of many channels in a compact package. For example, we have designed a device that will provide 1000 channels in one monolithic"window-pane"like package (~70 & #61620;70 & #61620;0.3 cm). This may be mounted directly prior to an antenna array. Finally, the simplicity of the approach enables low production costs.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Davis
Vice President of Technology
(303) 296-6766

Business Contact:

Scott Rommel
Vice President of Operations
(303) 296-6766
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 030437707
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No