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OPTRA PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE A FAST HIGH PRESSURE TRANSDUCER BASED ON THE STRESS-OPTICAL EFFECT IN A SINGLE OPTICAL CRYSTAL.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2390
Amount: $49,799.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1985
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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83 Pine St - W Peabody Office
Peabody, MA 01960
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 GEERT WYNTJES
 (617) 535-7670
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Abstract

OPTRA PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE A FAST HIGH PRESSURE TRANSDUCER BASED ON THE STRESS-OPTICAL EFFECT IN A SINGLE OPTICAL CRYSTAL. THE SMALL SIZE OF THE SENSOR RESULTS IN A FAST RESPONSE, AND ITS MONO-LITHIC NATURE--WITH SENSING AND TRANSDUCING FUNCTIONS COMBINED IN ONE AND THE SAME ELEMENT--SHOULD AVOID RECIPROCITY FAILURES COMMON TO TRANSDUCERS WHERE THESE FUNCTIONS ARE DISTINCT. THE STRESS INDUCED OPTICAL BIREFRINGENCE WILL BE READ OUT BY OPTRA'S UNIQUE 2-FREQUENCY HETERODYNE LASER VIA AN OPTICAL FIBER LINK. THE READOUT IS INHERENTLYDIGITAL AND INDEPENDENT OF SIGNAL STRENGTH. THE BASIC SIMPLICITY OF THE SENSOR, AND ITS PASSIVE NATURE, SHOULD GIVE IT THE POTENTIAL OF IT BEING USED AS A "ONE-TIME" COMPONENT.

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