Fiber Optic Bi-Directional Amplifying Repeater
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
The Navy needs an optical repeater based upon the NGCON (MIL-PRF-64266) because the optical power loss budget on military aircraft is demanding. A bi-directional optical amplifying repeater would address the optical loss issue of connecting a fiber optic link in the aircraft network. Challenges include meeting the requirements for shock and vibration, operating temperature range, and optical port flexibility supported by the NGCON connector family. A design that enables the number of fiber ports required presents a major challenge to any optical repeater technology when size, weight, and power are considered. To address this, Vega Wave Systems and Illum Technologies will design an NGCON-based fiber optic repeater utilizing Illum"s patented Ferrule-Pak technology that is 5x smaller than the smallest commercially available transmitter/receiver optical subassemblies.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Vega Wave Systems, Inc.
1275 West Roosevelt Road Suite 104 West Chicago, IL 60185-4815
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