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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0196
Agency Tracking Number: N20A-T012-0145
Amount: $976,713.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N20A-T012
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-09-26
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
 Yifei Li
 (508) 999-8509
 yifei.li@umassd.edu
Business Contact
 Xuejun Lu
Phone: (978) 761-4293
Email: xuejun.lu@appliednanofemto.com
Research Institution
 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
 Yifei Li
 
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
United States

 (508) 999-8509
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

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. This STTR project aims to develop of 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. Phase I project has validated the feasibility of the proposed link through design, simulation and preliminary proof-of-concept measurements.  The Phase II project aims to prototype the complementary EMI immune, low NF, and wide SFDR RF/photonic link solutions for the US Navy’s next-generation EW systems.

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