High-Performance Integrated Rad-Hard Coherent Receivers for Satellite Optical Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number: B063-019-1224
Amount: $99,904.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA06-019
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
65 Willow Springs Lane Suite 204, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathon Barton
 (805) 685-8240
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Title: Director of Business Development
Phone: (805) 708-3960
Email: mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
An integrated coherent high sensitivity optical receiver containing a widely tunable laser will be designed and fabricated. This is achieved using a radiation hardened Indium Phosphide materials platform. This will provide a key required component for practical coherent communications systems; a single chip-scale integrated receiver structure containing a balanced detector pair, optical coupler, a widely tunable laser and semiconductor optical amplification. It is expected that this device will provide wide optical bandwidth, high tolerance to environmental and external shocks, low weight and high sensitivity, while reducing the number of required optical interfaces.

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