Photonic Multi-Channel Transmit/Receive Integrated Phase and Amplitude Controller

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,934.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-06-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-035-1356
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
EOSPACE, INC.
8711 148th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA, 98052
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043692487
Principal Investigator:
Walt Charczenko
Product Development Manag
(425) 702-8407
walt.charczenko@eospace.com
Business Contact:
Chung-Ping Chien
Vice-President
(425) 702-8612
chung-ping.chien@eospace.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The development of compact Gbit/sec bandwidth Army free-space, laser communication systems require a new generation of fiber-optic, high-speed, multi-channel beam controllers. EOSPACE proposes a new and unique Transmit/Receive Integrated Phase and Amplitude Controller (TRIPAC) for these applications. Polarization and wavelength multiplexing techniques are used to achieve simultaneous transmit and receive operations with a high degree of separation (less than 60 dB of crosstalk) between the high power transmitters (25 to 30 dBm) and the low-power (< -20 dBm) counter-propagating beam in the receiver. The new transceiver will be built using EOSPACE's ultra-low loss optical waveguide technology. The module will contain unique high-speed (< 100 nsec) highly linear (grey-scale > 9 bit) bi-directional phase shifters and intensity controllers for each channel. The low voltage (Vpi < 5 Volts) transmit and receive phase shifters will operate over a large range (phase shift > 4 pi). Through the use of a wide variety of in-house technologies, EOSPACE has already demonstrated a majority of these operations during Phase I of this SBIR program. These new and novel TRIPAC transceivers will open up new applications in free-space adaptive communications, real-time targeting and designation, aberration-free imaging, and laser weapon systems.

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