Space Radiation Hardened PM Fiber

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,886.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-06-C-7434
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0255
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA05-028
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
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
Research Physicist
(505) 797-4799
Intphoton@aol.com
Business Contact:
Linda Taylor
President
(505) 797-4799
Intphoton@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The research and development proposed herein addresses a critical deficiency existing in the space radiation survivability of high precision interferometric fber optic gyros (IFOGs), specifically the non-availability of a small diameter (80 micron), radiation hardened, polarization maintaining, optical fiber suitable for application to meet or exceed the IFOG performance goals of the space tracking and surveillance system (STSS) program. The International Photonics Consultants (IPC) Corporation and the Nufern Corporation, intend to demonstrate a novel approach for rapidly developing an economical 1550 nm, 80 micron diameter, radiation hardened, polarization maintaining (PM), single mode (SM), pure-silica core (PSC) optical fiber for integration and application to next generation precision rate gyros. The PM fiber will be demonstrated to perform in space radiation environments identified for the space tracking and surveillance system (STSS).

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