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Silicon based Millimeter-Wave (MMW) sparse array radiometer receiver for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
D113-003-0064
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB113-003
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
DGNSS Solutions, LLC
1275 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH 43212
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Silicon based Millimeter-Wave (MMW) sparse array radiometer receiver for photonic processing
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-5011
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed innovation adopts a hybrid electro-optical approach, which combines the best of the electronic and photonic approaches to achieve high sensitivity, high inter-channel stability, and large-scale integration for an integrated mm-wave receiver. Silicon photonics provides the ideal platform for this as it enables the up-conversion of the mm-wave signals from each pixel to telecommunication frequencies on densely integrated Silicon chips. All of these signals can be efficiently multiplexed and transferred with low-loss optical fiber - greatly reducing the cost, size, weight and power of the overall system while maintaining low noise and maximizing sensitivity. As a result, we no longer need to digitize wideband signal and the optical fibers can be used for information transfer over long distances. Careful frequency planning significantly alleviates the image rejection requirement.

Principal Investigator:

George Dedes
President and Chief Scientist
(614) 937-1993
gdedes@dgnsssolutions.com

Business Contact:

George Dedes
President and Chief Scientist
(614) 937-1993
gdedes@dgnsssolutions.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DGNSS Solutions, LLC
1275 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH 43212

EIN/Tax ID: 800326087
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No