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High Bandwidth Optoelectronic Data Interfaces for Satellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67469
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-043-1191
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHION CORP.
4 Industrial Way West, 3rd Floor Eatontown, NJ 07724
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Bandwidth Optoelectronic Data Interfaces for Satellites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-04-M-0139
Award Amount: $99,967.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project proposes the feasibility study of integrated all-optical 2R regeneration and 3R optical signal regeneration devices for use as high-speed interfaces in satellite applications (solicitation AF04-043). Currently available products achieve regeneration of signals by resorting to Optical to Electrical and then Electrical to optical conversion (OEO), which results in costly, bulky, format and bit-rate dependent electronics. The suggested approach consists in using original concepts based on monolithic integration of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) and resonant Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers with Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) structures to achieve the re-amplification, re-shaping, clock-recovery and re-timing of optical signals. The project will evaluate the performance requirements and trade-offs for Photonic 2R (P2R), Photonic Clock Recovery (PCR), and Photonic 3R (P3R) devices for use in high-speed applications. Detailed consideration will be given to application-specific requirements stemming from the requirements of the emerging transformational communications architecture (TCA). The reliable operation of the proposed devices in harsh environments typical of space applications will be evaluated as well. A prototype P2R module will be delivered at the conclusion of the project.

Principal Investigator:

Boris B. Stefanov
Director of Product Development
7326767070
boris@alphion.com

Business Contact:

Daniel S. Bloomstein
Director of Finance
7326767031
dan@alphion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHION CORP.
4 Industrial Way West, 3rd Floor Eatontown, NJ 07724

EIN/Tax ID: 223742600
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No