THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM FIBER OPTIC LINK (FOL) DESIGN BASED ON THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS IN AN ICBM, AND TO DEVISE WAYS OF INCREASING THE RADIATION TOLERANCE OF THIS SYSTEM.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2200
Amount: $49,469.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Jaycor
Po Box 85154, San Diego, CA, 92138
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 B C PASSENHEIM
 (619) 453-6580
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM FIBER OPTIC LINK (FOL) DESIGN BASED ON THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS IN AN ICBM, AND TO DEVISE WAYS OF INCREASING THE RADIATION TOLERANCE OF THIS SYSTEM. OUR TENTATIVE CONCLUSION IS THAT FOL SYSTEM HARDNESS IS PRESENTLY LIMITED BY THE PHOTODETECTOR AND RECEIVER AMPLIFIER. A SPECIFIC SUGGESTION IS THAT REDUCING THE FOL OPERATING WAVELENGTH FROM NEAR IR TO ABOUT 550 + OR - 50 NM WILL PERMIT THE USE OF THINNER PHOTODETECTORS AND HENCE INCREASE THE DOSE RATE AT WHICH RADIATION INDUCED PHOTOCURRENTS OBSCURE THE OPTICAL PHOTOCURRENTS. THIS RESEARCH WILL RESULT IN SPECIFIC FOL DESIGNS, ESTIMATES OF RADIATION TOLERANCE, EXPLANATIONS FOR THESE DESIGNS, AND LIST OF DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR RADIATION HARD FOL'S.

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