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Optoelectronic Analog-Digital Converter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83370
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-028-0210
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron, Inc.
15 PRESIDENTIAL WAY Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Optoelectronic Analog-Digital Converter
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0081
Award Amount: $99,968.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a novel poly-phase sampling scheme for an optoelectronic analog-to-digital converter (ADC) module which entails parallel sampling of different phases of an input RF signal to realize a 12-bit 10.24GSPS RF signal AD conversion. A unique feature of this approach is that electrical-in to electrical-out signal transfer is maintained for the optoelectronic sampling and demultiplexing circuits. A cellular architecture will be implemented, enabling to seamlessly integrate optical sampling and demultiplexing circuits with electronic quantization circuits without intermediary stages of electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical conversion. Moreover, higher sample rate system can be scaled based on the proposed sampling scheme and the cellular architectures. Based on the proposed technical approach using poly-phase sampling technique and OE cells integrated with off-the-shell electronic quantizers, an aggregate sampling rate over 10GSPS and 12-bit resolution can be attained in this photonic analog-to-digital conversion module. Phase I will evaluate the technical approach through the demonstration, and Phase II will develop the testing prototype module.

Principal Investigator:

Guanghai Jin
Chief Scientist
7819351200
Gjin@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Mary A. Davoli
Contract Administrator
7819351200
maryanne@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Office for Sponsored Programs
438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 11
Storrs, CT 6269
Contact: Carol Welt
Contact Phone: (860) 486-8704
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university