Optical Transmitter for Inter-satellite Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-09-C-0168
Agency Tracking Number: F081-091-1264
Amount: $746,652.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-091
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
Freedom Photonics LLC
615 A State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathon Barton
 President
 (805) 277-3031
 jbarton@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Title: Chairman
Phone: (805) 277-3031
Email: mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this project, we propose to develop a rad hard, monolithically integrated widely tunable optical transmitter capable of operating at data rates of greater than 100Gbps, utilizing vector modulation schemes. The transmitter will be developed using an Indium Phosphide monolithic integration platform, minimizing the size, weight and power of the module. The multilevel modulation scheme used provides the best bit rate scalability for lasercom satellite links. BENEFITS: This technology will provide a robust technology with extremely small SWAP to enable a next generation of high bandwidth free space link applications. Dual use applications are extensive as telecom providers transition into vector modulation format systems of 100Gbps and beyond.

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