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High Power (50W) WDM Space Lasercom 1.5um Fiber Laser Transmitter

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18C0071
Agency Tracking Number: 175375
Amount: $749,787.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H9
Solicitation Number: SBIR_17_P2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-22
Small Business Information
13605 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA 20171-4603
United States
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Doruk Engin
 () -
 dengin@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Tracy Perinis
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: chernandez@reisystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Fibertek proposes to develop and demonstrate a spaceflight prototype of a wideband, high power 50W, 1.5-um fiber laser transmitter, supporting high data rate wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) operation for space optical communication links. The fiber laser transmitter will support up to 8x WDM channels with high power conversion efficiency. The proposed 10x scaling of the average and peak power performance for such a space-qualifiable WDM 1.5-um transmitter enables >100x data-rate scaling of current space laser communication links. In Phase 1 of the program all proposed performance objectives were exceeded or achieved.  The successful outcome of Phase II will be to develop a prototype, space-qualifiable, high-efficiency, high-power (50W), 1.5-um WDM space lasercom transmitter. This advances the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) from 3 to 5.

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