Smoke and Flame Resistant Large Core Plastic Optical Fiber for Highly Efficient Light Distribution in Navy Vessels

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,827.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0026
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB052-003
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
FIBERSTARS, INC.
32000 Aurora Road, Solon, OH, 44139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
173823345
Principal Investigator:
Chris Jenson
Director Research & Development
(440) 836-7409
cjenson@fiberstars.com
Business Contact:
Roger Buelow
Chief Technology Officer
(440) 836-7421
rbuelow@fiberstars.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A large core optical fiber is desired that is capable of withstanding flame and smoke generation requirements as defined in military specifications for Naval applications and that maintains optical efficiency and mechanical flexibility similar to or better than current Large Core Plastic Optical Fiber (LCPOF) technology. In Phase I, Fiberstars will analyze and define the standards and test methods associated with smoke and flame risk. Perform research on the feasibility of materials, techniques and manufacturing processes available to achieve the required flammability requirements. Develop matrix of approaches that correspond to and allow for satisfaction of specifications of the standard. In Phase II, we will develop the cable design and fabricate prototype quantities available for performance and environmental testing. Conduct appropriate flammability and smoke generation testing on the prototype samples and characterize performance.

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