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High Power Optical Transmitter for Satellite Communications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97165
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-044-1949
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-044
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Power Optical Transmitter for Satellite Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-10-C-0072
Award Amount: $99,332.00
 

Abstract:

Fibertek proposes an agile pulse- and modulation-format fiber-optic transmitter, that is compatible with free-space optical communication protocols, and is consistent with a space qualifiable roadmap. This leverages our recent and ongoing work on high power (Pavg > 10W) fiber-optic transmitters as well as WDM transmitters, to enable scaling to >10Gb/s links. Furthermore, careful choice of high-reliability and radiation tolerant fiber-optic component technologies will facilitate transition to a space qualifiable prototype. BENEFIT: (1) Ultrahigh bandwidth links via satellite between UAVs and ground control stations (2) Real-time links via LEO/GEO satellites for improved situational awareness (3) Alternative to existing RF satellite links for commercial customers

Principal Investigator:

Frank Kimpel
Principal Engineer
7034717671
fkimpel@fibertek.com

Business Contact:

Guy Beaghler
President
7034717671
gbeaghler@fibertek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway Herndon, VA 20170

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