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Electromagnetic Interference Resilient, Low Noise Figure, Wide Dynamic Range of Radio Frequency to Photonic Link

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0875
Agency Tracking Number: N20A-T012-0029
Amount: $146,500.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N20A-T012
Solicitation Number: 20.A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-02-17
Small Business Information
COLUMBUS, OH 43235-4579
United States
DUNS: 609463302
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Vincent Stenger
 (614) 799-0664
Business Contact
 Andrea Pollick
Phone: (614) 799-0664
Research Institution
 Penn State Applied Research Laboratory
 John Mazurowski
P.O. Box 30
State College, PA 16804-0030
United States

 (724) 295-7000
 Nonprofit College or University

SRICO proposes to develop a compact, high-performance, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high-power microwave (HPM) resilient radio frequency photonic link for compact antenna remoting in US Navy submarine electronic warfare applications. EMI and HPM resilience are achieved by optically isolating the pick-up radio frequency (RF) antenna and optical transmitter from the photoreceiver. The optical modulator element is based on SRICO’s proprietary thin film electro-optic materials platform, which delivers ultra-high gain bandwidth performance while reducing the size of the modulator element by a factor of 10x relative to conventional electro-optic modulators. The device operates efficiently at modest optical powers, eliminating the need for high power laser sources. SRICO’s ultra-compact and high-speed modulator technology ensures state-of-the-art RF photonic link performance in a fully packaged EMI and HPM resilient optical modulator that is less than 10 mm x 10 mm x 30 mm in size, including all circuit protection and drive electronics.

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