Space Radiation Hardened Integrated Polymer Photonic Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-04-C-0165
Agency Tracking Number: F031-1480
Amount: $744,955.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
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
DUNS: 839844938
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward W Taylor
 (505) 797-4799
 INTPHOTON@aol.com
Business Contact
 Linda Taylor
Phone: (505) 797-4799
Email: 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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