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Rapid Transition of Photonic Microsensors for Applications in Harsh Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-22-P-0687
Agency Tracking Number: FX211-CSO1-0170
Amount: $749,876.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF211-CSO1
Solicitation Number: X21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-03-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-06-12
Small Business Information
4425 Fortran Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-2300
United States
DUNS: 877452664
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Behzad Moslehi
 (408) 565-9004
Business Contact
 Dr. Behzad Moslehi
Phone: (408) 565-9004
Research Institution

IFOS is working to rapidly transition to end users an innovative fiber-optic-based multi-functional temperature and pressure sensing capability to meet the need for novel instrumentation in propulsion systems (e.g., gas turbines) and industrial applications (e.g., smart factories). IFOS will use proven manufacturing technologies, including femtosecond laser micromachining and fiber-optic arc-fusion-splicing methods, to fabricate its Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI) micro-sensors. The FPI sensors are remotely interrogated by a compact (smart-phone-sized) optoelectronic interrogator with signal transport and front-end processing at the speed of light with no speed bottlenecks or latencies. A key result of Phase I was the attainment of customer memoranda from AFRL’s Turbine Engine Division (AFRL/RQTE) at Wright-Patterson AFB and the Commodities Maintenance Group at Warner-Robins Air Logistics Complex. The proposed Phase II project will leverage the valuable learning from successful completion of Phase I project and demonstration of its feasibility. Phase II is expected to achieve TRL 6 through direct end-user involvement.

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