You are here

Numerical Design of New RF Photonic Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36225
Amount: $99,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
5301 Shawnee Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22312
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andrew T. Perlik Ph.d.
 (703) 658-6134
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution

Controlling millimeter radio frequency waves with optical signals is a requirement for military communications and radar systems. The advances in the past decade have led to photonic sensors and switches that utilize light beams interacting with RF devices. New capabilities extending to higher frequencies and working over multiple frequency bands are possible using a combination of nonlinear optical materials, synthetic band gap structures, and relativistic doppler shifting within mm wave devices. To study the application of devices that make use of these phenomena, a simulation capability is proposed. This capability will provide a virtual lab in which the design of these new devices can be initiated, laying the ground work for future verification and testing. The simulation method will use a Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) algorithm modified to include relativistic effects and nonlinear interactions between optical and RF signals.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government