Inexpensive, Rugged and Compact Tunable Laser with Simple Tuning Control for Airborne Fiber Optic Sensor (FOS) Interrogators

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CD12P
Agency Tracking Number: 156525
Amount: $124,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
41 Aero Camino, Santa Barbara, CA, 93117-3104
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Morrison
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 967-4900
 gordon@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 967-4900
Email: mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Dryden (Armstrong) Flight Research Center has developed a 4-fiber interrogation system for Fiber Optic Smart Structures (FOSS) sensor networks interrogation. Replacing the expensive, bulky, mechanically tuned swept laser technology used in the FOS system will help reduce the system cost, size and weight, and enable massive deployment. In this program, Freedom Photonics proposes to develop a novel, inexpensive semiconductor based widely tunable laser, which can be tuned using simple tuning algorithms and control.

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