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Integrated Optical Transmitter for Space Based Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CG34P
Agency Tracking Number: 150290
Amount: $124,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T8.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-09
Small Business Information
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117-3104
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Leif Johansson
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 967-4900
 mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 967-4900
Email: mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
 University of California, Santa Barbara
 Jonathan Klamkin
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560
United States

 (805) 893-7163
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract

The objective of this program is to develop, demonstrate and implement an integrated optical transmitter for RZ-DPSK modulation for integration into modems for the international space station (ISS). Conventional optical transmitters are based on commercially available discrete components. These have several fiber interconnects which leads to increased optical loss, reduced reliability in a space environment and increased footprint in a an otherwise space constrained optical modem. Photonic integrated circuit technology promises to integrate these functions on a single monolithic chip implemented in rad hard Indium Phosphide technology. This will lead to a miniaturized compact implementation, compatible with wafer-scale manufacturing.

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