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Multichannel Fiber Optic Package Interface for Avionics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-039-0704a
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-039
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
Ultra Communications Inc
990 Park Center Drive, Suite H Vista, CA 92081-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Multichannel Fiber Optic Package Interface for Avionics
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-13-C-0357
Award Amount: $750,834.00
 

Abstract:

An opportunity exists to significantly reduce the cost of low-profile fiber optic transceivers utilized in harsh environment applications by exploiting advances made in optoelectronic (OE) packaging. Presently, the cost associated with traditional"hermetic can"(HC) packaging dominates the overall cost of transceivers fielded in the aerospace systems such as the F-35, F-22 and B-2. While electronic components are commonly used in mil-avionics without hermetic can packaging, OE components are relatively unproven. This program addresses fiber optic system affordability by 1) reducing the transceiver manufacturing costs by eliminating expensive ceramic substrates, metalized fiber and active alignment process, 2) reducing the transceiver assembly, handling and fiber-related repair costs by adding a removable fiber connector, and 3) reduce fiber cable maintenance costs by incorporating built-in-test for health monitoring of the fiber optic cable plant.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Kuznia
President
(760) 652-0007
ckuznia@ultracomm-inc.com

Business Contact:

Charles Kuznia
President
(760) 652-0007
ckuznia@ultracomm-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultra Communications Inc
990 Park Center Drive, Suite H Vista, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 203080375
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No