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Built in Test (BIT) Capability for Multi-Mode (MM) Fiber Data Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-16-C-0258
Agency Tracking Number: F151-051-1766
Amount: $747,338.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF151-051
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-08-02
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
 (760) 420-3486
Business Contact
 Charlie Kuznia
Phone: (760) 420-3486
Research Institution

This program creates technology for health monitoring/diagnostics of fiber optic networks and isolating fiber faults to 1 cm resolution.The approach integrates fiber monitoring technology directly into the fiber optic transceivers.This strategy would create 100% fiber optic network coverage, with no disruption to the existing network infrastructure.The technology has built-in-test capability of link-loss, link-bandwidth, transceiver health monitors (temperature, laser voltage, electrical signal integrity) and optical time domain reflectometer fiber fault detection (OTDR) to 1 cm resolution.We will enable mil-avionic maintainers to isolate faults within the cable plant to a specific section of the pathway and specify the type of fault, reducing the time required for diagnostics.

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