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RF Over Optical Fiber

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy Suite 200 Chantilly, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: RF Over Optical Fiber
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-09-C-4152
Award Amount: $749,995.00


This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II proposal leverages technologies developed under SBIR Topic AF06-273 to develop cost-effective technology for Radio Frequency (RF) signal distribution over fiber onboard submarines. The technology has the ability to reduce RF signal loss over long distances and across a wide frequency range; reduce the number of hull penetrations; support mast consolidation; and reduce installation costs. The RF over fiber technology will be applied to achieve low cost, efficient, and compact distribution of high bandwidth signals throughout the ship. 3Pi will identify an affordable set of candidate components for replacement and provide a proposed high-level design approach for system improvement using the AF06-273 technologies. 3Pi will then apply these technologies to develop mechanical and engineering models and prototype designs for RF system components. 3Pi will conduct a demonstration of the implemented models and prototypes and document performance of implemented functionality in test reports.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Dickerson
Lead Engineer
(410) 712-0471

Business Contact:

Joseph Liverman
Lead Engineer
(703) 956-6480
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 Phoenix, Inc.
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy Suite 220 Fairfax, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 201633533
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No