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Quantum Communications Transmitter at 775 nm

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115607
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Gener8 Inc.
535 Del Rey Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Quantum Communications Transmitter at 775 nm
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD73P
Award Amount: $113,744.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a novel new architecture for a quantum communications laser transmitter that is designed for free-space polarization encoded quantum key distribution (QKD) between a spacecraft and a ground based system. The transmitter will operate at 775 nm, a wavelength that has previously been analyzed to be optimize free-space QKD due to the combined influence of atmosphere transition and detection efficiency by Si:APD detectors. Hybrid integration will be used to design and fabricate a compact, rugged, and power efficient module that can meet all of the demanding environment requirements for space based optical components.

Principal Investigator:

William K. Bischel
Principal Investigator
6509409898
bbischel@gener8.net

Business Contact:

William K. Bischel
Business Official
6509409898
bbischel@gener8.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Gener8 Incorporated
535 Del Rey Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085-3514

EIN/Tax ID: 383664122
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No