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SEED Based Optical Links for Focal Plane Readout

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
28680
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28680
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMAIN ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
5301 Longley Lane, Unit 122 Reno, NV 89511 0180
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: SEED Based Optical Links for Focal Plane Readout
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $599,964.00
 

Abstract:

A free space optical data link is proposed based upon the use of symmetric self electro-optic effect device, the S-SEED. This device, a multiple quantum well based p-i-n diode pair, is a photonic switch which can be utilized as an electrically modulated reflector or inversely as an optically modulated electronic element. It can therefore act both as a transmitter or receiver. The extremely low energy required to switch the logic state of a SEED makes it extremely fast, and ideally suited for use on a cryogenically cooled infrared focal plane. Under this proposed Phase I project Amain will develop a preliminary design for a data link providing a low data rate input to the focal plane for clocks and control logic, and a high data rate output link handling up to a Gbps to receive digital video data. The interface formats will be designed to be compatible with Amain's proprietary on-focal-plane high-speed A-D converter.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher M. Parry
8183311058

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Amain Electronics Co.
P.o. Box 5028 West Hills, CA 91307

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