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Robust Optic Signal Distribution within Enclosures for Aerospace Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-16-C-0374
Agency Tracking Number: F093-003-0860a
Amount: $1,407,151.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-003
Solicitation Number: 09.3
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-13
Small Business Information
990 Park Center Drive, Suite H
Vista, CA 92081
United States
DUNS: 199060521
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Charlie Kuznia Charlie Kuznia
 (760) 420-3486
Business Contact
 Charles Kuznia
Phone: (760) 420-3486
Research Institution

This program develops an optical-grade tape/adhesive with very low particle count (so not to block light) for the purposed of making a protector for fiber optic connector interfaces. The technology is currently designed for MT ferrules, and is called "MT Saver". The process of fabricating the film will be improved: improving the laser cutting process (upgrading to a better laser), limiting the exposure to contamination during processing, and improving the manufacturing inspection process to ensure the MT-Saver quality when shipped to the customer. This program also develops installation and removal tools for the MT Saver application, and associated procedures, for fibers that are in their final installed configuration. There are two categories of field use: 1) working with fiber connectors before installation in higher assembly (i.e., chassis or module), and 2) after installation. Lastly, we perform environmental testing to understand the MT Saver application for flight use.

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