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High Power Electro-Optic Modulator for Space-Based Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77609
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054107
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AdvR Inc.
2310 University Way Building #1-1 Bozeman, MT 59715-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: High Power Electro-Optic Modulator for Space-Based Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG07CA08C
Award Amount: $599,946.00
 

Abstract:

ADVR, Inc. proposes the development of a fiber coupled, high power, electro-optically controlled, space qualified, phase modulator for the NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). The proposed device will be capable of phase modulating a 1 W or greater, continuous wave optical signal at multi-gigahertz rates at 1064 nm. The key innovation is the use of a waveguide embedded in a non-linear optical material suitable for high optical power handling. The phase modulators used for LISA must be rugged and must perform optimally in a radiation environment over the mission lifetime. To achieve this goal, the proposed phase modulator development will include a fiber-in-fiber-out design that will readily lend itself to future space qualification for mechanical stability of the package and radiation damage resistance of the non-linear optical material.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher K. Palassis
Principal Investigator
4065220388
palassis@advr-inc.com

Business Contact:

Philip W. Battle
Vice President of Research
4065220388
battle@advr-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVR, Inc.
2310 University Way, Building #1 Bozeman, MT 59715

EIN/Tax ID: 810521436
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No