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Optoelectronic Infrastructure for RF/Optical Phased Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104273
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
ODIS
22 Quail Run Road Mansfield, CT 06268-2768
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Optoelectronic Infrastructure for RF/Optical Phased Arrays
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CA19C
Award Amount: $749,913.00
 

Abstract:

Optoelectronic integrated circuits offer radiation-hard solutions for satellite systems with much improved SWPB (size, weight, power and bandwidth). The phased array for sensing and data transfer is one system that optoelectronics can impact in the near term. It is known that optical delay could enable optimum beam steering electronic scanning . Lidar is another sensing system using optical beams that requires mechanical steering. In this SBIR a new integrated circuit technology is applied to the RF array with true time delay for beam steering and combined in the same physical location with an optical beam steered via current control. The integrated components required are lasers, amplifiers, modulators, detectors and optical waveguide switches. The RF at Ka band is generated by an optoelectronic oscillator and converted to RF power in a photodiode at the antenna element. The antenna element is a printed dipole on chip with optimized dimensions Ka band operation. The optical source is an array of vertical cavity lasers closely spaced and coupled by anti-guiding to enable coherent operation. Optical beam steering is achieved by controlling the current in a 2D array. In this SBIR, ODIS will develop the key components integration to produce common RF/optical aperture operation.

Principal Investigator:

Jianhong Cai
Principal Investigator
8604863466
laser242@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Lee M. Pierhal
CEO
4013381212
leepierhal@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ODIS , Inc.
22 Quail Run Road Mansfield, CT 06268-2768

EIN/Tax ID: 205664696
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No