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High Performance Fiber Optic Rotary Joint System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87871
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N083-206-0154
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High Performance Fiber Optic Rotary Joint System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0092
Award Amount: $79,975.00
 

Abstract:

Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of multi-channel FORJ, which meets the demanding aerospace communication rotary link requirement of ultra-reliability, light weight, compact size, and high performance. Our approach is based on an optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) platform which enables a single light beam to carry multi-channel signals and pass through the rotary joint. The unique design offers unmatched ultra-high reliability and miniature size due to single optical rotation axial coupling construction. The proposed miniature FORJ is well suited for retrofitting into many existing installations such as folding airplane wings, radar antennas, turrets and winches. The simple design is compatible to mass production process and has intrinsic mechanism to assure continuous optical connection of multi-port during rotation in severe shock, vibration and thermal environments. Phase I work will demonstrate the compact fiber optic rotary joint by building a working prototype. Phase II will produce a full specification working system.

Principal Investigator:

Geoffrey Burnham
Photonic Technologist
7819351200
GBurnham@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Lisa Lamenzo
Administrative Assistant
7819351200
llamenzo@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