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A Novel Single Sideband Suppressed-Carrier (SSB-SC) Technique for High Dynamic Range Analog Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: N054-008-0200
Amount: $495,082.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T008
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-10-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-04-17
Small Business Information
2330 Faraday Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008
United States
DUNS: 084899827
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Forber
 Manager, Senior Scientist
 (760) 438-1010
Business Contact
 David Olstad
Title: CFO
Phone: (760) 438-1010
Research Institution
 Harold R Fetterman
56-125B Engr IV Bldg Box 951594
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

 (310) 825-3431
 Nonprofit College or University

Photonic links and networks offer numerous advantages to analog RF systems, and enable advanced performance in Naval aircraft analog RF systems: spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) exceeding 125 dB/Hz^2/3 with instantaneous bandwidth up to and exceeding 1GHz for operational frequencies from 0.1 to 20 GHz. IPITEK proposes a novel single sideband suppressed-carrier (SSB-SC) technique that offers a significantly larger SFDR than is possible using direct detection or conventional coherent detection. This technique uses the lowest transmitted power and attains the highest bit-rate efficiency of all techniques that are used to obtain high SFDR. The proposed SSB-SC transmitter is a photonic circuit ring laser oscillator that outputs only sideband optical power (that may be filtered to SSB only). The needed pump power is limited to the sum of sideband power and roundtrip cavity losses. We envision this high efficiency transmitter to be ultimately compacted into a hybrid photonic transceiver circuit composed of optimized transmitter and receiver components.

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