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Fiber MOPA for Ascends

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124664
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA 20171-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Fiber MOPA for Ascends
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CL41P
Award Amount: $124,988.00
 

Abstract:

CO2 sensing using absorption bands near 1570nm is very attractive by taking advantage of the mature fiber-amplifier technology derived from fiber-optic telecom heritage. This necessitates sufficient power scaling in 1.5 micrometer fiber-amplifiers, either in the pulsed-mode, or in the cw-mode for modulation spectroscopy.In this SBIR program we propose the design, optimization, experimental evaluation and prototype development of a high-power,high wall-plug efficiency, 1571.1 nm fiber-amplifier laser transmitter, compatible with multi-line cw intensity-modulated integrated-path differential absorption spectroscopy, with the size, weight and power (SWaP) optimized for airborne and eventual space-qualifiable roadmap for ASCENDS mission. We leverage innovations in high-power 1.5 micrometer fiber-optic technology and fiber-amplifier architecture, while using high-reliability 1.5 micrometer silica-fiber based passive/active components. Our expectation is that at the end of Phase 2, a TRL-6 level hardware can be developed and delivered for an airborne mission, and which is also compatible with a space-flight maturation roadmap.

Principal Investigator:

Wei Lu
Engineer III
7034717671
wlu@fibertek.com

Business Contact:

Larry Johns
Business Official
7034717671
ljohns@fibertek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA 20171-4603

EIN/Tax ID: 541255705
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No