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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,904.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-07-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-019-1224
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-019
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC
65 Willow Springs Lane Suite 204, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
191741292
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Barton
President
(805) 685-8240
jbarton@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Milan Mashanovitch
Director of Business Development
(805) 708-3960
mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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