Space Radiation Hardened Integrated Polymer Photonic Circuits

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$744,955.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-04-C-0165
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1480
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-022
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
INTERNATIONAL PHOTONICS CONSULTANTS, INC
30 Tierra Monte NE, Albuquerque,, NM, 87122
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
839844938
Principal Investigator:
Edward W Taylor
(505) 797-4799
INTPHOTON@aol.com
Business Contact:
Linda Taylor
(505) 797-4799
INTPHOTON@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IPC intends to develop and demonstrate space radiation hardened-integrated polymer photonic circuits (HIPPCs) for satellite applications ranging from small- to pico- satellite, missile systems and for industrial and nuclear power plant applications. Radiation resistant nonlinear optic polymer modulators waveguides and polymer photodetectors will be integrated onto a chip to demonstrate device operational parameters of low half wave voltages,high extinction ratios and minimal signal insetion and coupling losses at near-infrared wavelengths and high bandwidths. Gamma-rays, protons and in-situ energetic ion irradiations will be conducted to quantify the radiation hardness of the HIPPCs technology in LEO, MEO and GEO environments.

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