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Programmable Fiber Optic Delay Line Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28853
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
909 Industrial Blvd.
Bryan, TX 77803
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chung E. Lee
 (409) 775-2093
Business Contact
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Research Institution

A programmable fiber optic delay line system for microwave signal storage will be designed and analyzed, and optical switch technology for use in the system will be perfected. The delay line will consist of fifteen 2x2 optical switches connected by single mode fiber sections of unequal length. A key component in the system is the all-fiber piezoelectrically actuated switch developed at Texas A&M University and transferred to FFPI Industries for commercialization. Other components include a distributed feedback laser diode, an electrooptic modulator, Er:fiber amplifiers, a photodetector, and a microwave amplifier. Goals of the Phase I project are: (1) develop a cost-effective design for a system meeting the Army's requirements, (2) provide specifications for the system components, (3) identify potential component suppliers, (4) model system performance, (5) conduct laboratory tests on all-fiber switches, and (6) document the Phase I results. An option task to develop a prototype of an all-fiber switch for use in the Phase II project is also proposed.

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