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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0876
Agency Tracking Number: N20A-T012-0145
Amount: $239,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N20A-T012
Solicitation Number: A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-29
Small Business Information
181 Stedman St. #2
Lowell, MA 01851-1111
United States
DUNS: 607557795
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sukalyan Sengupta
 (508) 999-8509
Business Contact
 Xuejun Lu
Phone: (978) 761-4293
Research Institution
 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
 Sukalyan Sengupta
285 Old Westport
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
United States

 (508) 999-8509
 Nonprofit College or University

EMI resilient RF Photonic Links are critical for connecting remote antennas in the next generation Navy electronics warfare (EW) architecture. Current commercially available RF/photonic link technologies have deficiencies in dynamic range, noise figure, and SWaP performance. For a solution, this STTR project aims to develop a novel wide dynamic range, low noise RF photonic link, where the key component is a compact, EMI resilient transmitter (TX) module employing photonic integrated low-Vpi, high-speed optical modulators. The proposed link development leverages our extensive hand-on experience in high-performance RF photonics links and related optical modulator, photodetector, material growth, and photonic integrated circuit technologies. The Phase I efforts will validate the feasibility of the proposed link though design, simulations and preliminary proof-of-concept measurements. In Phase II, a prototype of the compact, wide dynamic range, low noise RF Photonic link system be fully developed for highly EMI-immune applications. Experimental validations for its gain, noise figure, dynamic range, and SWaP will also be performed.

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