Millimeter-wave Optical Dense Multiplexing (MODM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,948.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAH0102CR186
Award Id:
58355
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB1-0042
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12777 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA, 92130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128206260
Principal Investigator:
Eric Takeuchi
Senior Staff Scientist
(858) 755-8855
etakeuchi@photera.com
Business Contact:
Susan Rodgers
Business Manager
(858) 755-8855
srodgers@photera.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"The demand for broadband communications continues to proliferate throughout both the military and commercial sectors. Configurations employing wireless links between platforms represent one subset of the communications space, and fill the need wherehardwired connections are impractical. Because of the spectral congestion within the lower frequency bands, exploitation of the millimeter wave (mm-wave) band is of great interest. At the same time, the use of mm-wave carriers enables the transmission ofhigh-data-rate information. Photera Technologies, in partnership with the University of California, San Diego, proposes a photonic mm-wave modulator/demodulator system which promises to meet these demands. Aptly named, Millimeter-wave Optical DenseMultiplexing (MODM), this technology marries a low-phase-noise photonic mm-wave generator with an opto-electronic mixer to provide the backbone of a broadband wireless communications network. The resulting high-purity generation of mm-wave signals willyield efficient modulation formats and encoding techniques while simultaneously providing densely multiplexed configurations in a spectrally efficient architecture. The development of the MODM technology will have a profound impact on the military andcommercial marketplaces. This technology will result in the union of several advantageous technologies; namely, WDM, low-noise photonic mm-wave generation, spectrally-efficient modulation (eg. PSK), secu

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