Optical Transmitter for Inter-satellite Communications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$746,652.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9453-09-C-0168
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-091-1264
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF081-091
Small Business Information
Freedom Photonics LLC
615 A State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
191741292
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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