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High-Density MEMS-Based Optical Switch for Space Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82222
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-243-2064
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Suite B Ventura, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: High-Density MEMS-Based Optical Switch for Space Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0210
Award Amount: $99,954.00
 

Abstract:

Aerius Photonics has partnered with MEMS-based optical switch manufacturer Calient Networks to design and deliver a new generation of high-density MEMS-based all-optical router for use in space applications. This effort leverages substantial investment already made by Calient in the development of commercial MEMS-based routers as well as their recent advancements in very power efficient high-density 64x64 port MEMS-based optical routers for aerospace applications. The proposed effort delivers a large port count, very compact and lightweight system solution with a non-blocking 3-D optical switch architecture. The technology offers exceptional long-term reliability and shock and vibration tolerance. In this Phase I, Aerius Photonics will work with Calient Networks to demonstrate the technical feasibility of extending the capabilities of their switch technology toward the objective of achieving a space qualified high-density optical switch module.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Geske
President
8056424645
geske@aeriusphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Michael MacDougal
Vice-President, Engineering
8056424645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AERIUS PHOTONICS, LLC.
4160 Market St., Suite 6 Ventura, CA 93003

EIN/Tax ID: 200992331
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No