OPTICALLY ISOLATED SENSORS FOR MEGAWATT COMPONENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5909
Agency Tracking Number:
5909
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7 Wells Ave, Newton Centre, MA, 02159
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
E D Petrow/b Nelson
(617) 964-7070
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW FAMILY OF FIBER OPTIC SENSORS WHICH ARE BASED ON THE ELECTRO-OPTIC EFFECT IS PROPOSED. INTRINSICALLY, THESE SENSORS OFFER IMMUNITY TO THE EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGENTIC INTERFERENCE (EMI), MAKING THEM IDEAL SENSORS FOR OPERATION IN, NEAR, OR ON MEGAWATT COMPONENTS. THE RELEVANT TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRARION PROPOSED UNDER PHASE I WILL BE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VOLTAGE SENSOR WHICH WILL HAVE A DYNAMIC RANGE GREATER THAN 40 DB AND AN AC MEASUREMENT BANDWIDTH CAPABILITY GREATER THAN A GHZ. A NOVEL POLARIMETRIC OUTPUT DETECTION SCHEME IS ALSO PROPOSED WHICH PRODUCES A SENSOR OUTPUT THAT IS INSENSITIVE TO SOURCE LIGHT INTENSITY VARIATIONS, MICROBENDING LOSSES, RADIATION DARKENING OF THE OPTICAL FIBERS, AND SCINTILLATION OR OTHER LIGHT-PRODUCING EVENTS. THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT WILL FOCUS ON: RELEVANT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND FABRICATION OF PROTOTYPE VOLTAGE SENSORS; PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AT THE SPONSOR'S LABORATORY (ETDL); AND CLOSE COORDINATION WITH RELATED TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS AT THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS.

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