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High Current Photodetector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74363
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05ST1-0073
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARCHCOM TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1335 W. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High Current Photodetector
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-0190
Award Amount: $98,972.00
 

Abstract:

For many communication applications, the demand for more bandwidth is a never ending problem. Military system applications often can exceed commercial demands by an order of magnitude or more as SIGINT and IMINT data collection and transmission are keys to our National Security. Optical delivery of RF signals is an increasingly important topic for applications including RF antenna remoting, signal routing, CATV, wireless repeaters and tunnels, in-building coverage, and surveillance and reconnaissance. Communication systems using optical signals are a common approach for both military and commercial applications and advancements made for one application form the foundation for advancements in another application. In recent months, Archcom has recently received a number of requests from a variety of customers regarding high current handling, high linearity photodetectors for a few of the aforementioned applications. These requests were targeting the 20GHz and 40GHz bands. Our existing product at 50GHz was optimized for digital communication systems where achieving a high responsivity/bandwidth product was the primary design goal to create a receiver with the highest sensitivity possible. Archcom's proposal is to modify our world's best commercially available 50GHz waveguide photodetector to improve linearity and current handling capability to address these new customer requests.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Scott
Vice President of RF Engineering
6269690681
dscott@archcomtech.com

Business Contact:

Dorothy Cheer
Accounting Manager
6269690681
dcheer@archcomtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Archcom Technology, Inc.
1335 W. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702

EIN/Tax ID: 330939548
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0407
La Jolla, CA 92093
Contact: Paul Yu
Contact Phone: (858) 534-6180
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university