Development of a Lower-SWaP, RAD-Tolerant, Thermally Stable High Speed Fiber Optics Network for Harsh Environment Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CD74P
Agency Tracking Number: 095674
Amount: $99,904.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Space Photonics, Inc.
700 West 20th Street, Fayetteville, AR, 72701-7175
DUNS: 044870363
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Leftwich
 Principal Investigator
 (479) 856-6367
 mleftwich@spacephotonics.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Leftwich
Title: Business Official
Phone: (479) 856-6367
Email: mleftwich@spacephotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed Phase I objectives and work plan, carried through to completion, will result in the development of a RAD-tolerant, high-speed, multi-channel fiber optics transceiver, associated reconfigurable intelligent node communications architecture, and supporting hardware for intra-vehicular and ground-based optical networking applications with data rates exceeding 3.2Gbps per channel. The goals of this proposed program are perfectly in-line with the subtopic goals, which are to: "(1) develop high-performance processors and memory architectures and reliable electronic systems, and (2) develop an avionics architecture that is flexible, scalable, extensible, adaptable, and reusable." "The subtopic objective is to elicit novel architectural concepts and component technologies that are realistic and operate effectively and credibly in environments consistent with the future NASA Science missions."

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