Rugged, Compact, and Inexpensive Airborne Fiber Sensor Interrogator Based on a Monolithic Tunable Laser

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CD08C
Agency Tracking Number: 155213
Amount: $749,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2015
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
41 Aero Camino, Santa Barbara, CA, 93117-3104
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Renner
 Senior Scientist
 (805) 967-4900
 info@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 967-4900
Email: mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this program, Freedom Photonics will develop and build a robust, low C-SWaP laser source with improved performance over current technology, to be incorporated into improved FOS interrogator systems. The laser will be 40nm continuously tunable around C-band, with fast sweep rate. The laser interrogator module to be developed will be based on our advanced monolithic, fast-tunable laser and receiver technology, leading to ultra-low SWaP with smaller FOS laser interrogator module, two orders of magnitude smaller than existing technology, and interrogator mass less than 100 grams. The configuration will be rugged, compatible with fuel, fuel vapor, shock, and vibration.

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