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Broad photonic-based Tunable High Quality Factor RF Filter

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Agiltron, Inc.
15 PRESIDENTIAL WAY Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Broad photonic-based Tunable High Quality Factor RF Filter
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0211
Award Amount: $99,989.00


Leveraging Agiltron"s industrial leading developments and production of high speed fiber optical components and modules as well as commercial photonic devices, we propose to develop a new class of high performance tunable RF filters and filter banks for advanced RF systems. The approach is closely coupled with recent progress in photonic devices and fiber optic devices to push the filter performance well beyond current state-of-the-art. The proposed filter is entirely photonic based and only connected by optical fiber, providing a high quality factor with tunable center frequency and with potential tunable bandwidth and shape factor with miniature size. This innovative design has multiple improvements that overcome the deficiencies associated with conventional approaches in limited bandwidth and quality factor without making trade-offs. The technical approach will be proven in Phase I through numerical analysis, and design. The compact prototype filter bank will be produced in Phase II for delivery to DARPA.

Principal Investigator:

Yanyan Liu
Senior Optical Engineer
(781) 935-1200

Business Contact:

Amanda Contardo
(781) 935-1200
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Yale University
47 College Street
Suite 203
New Haven, CT 06520-4689
Contact: Nadira Clark
Contact Phone: (203) 785-4689