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Packaged Optical Circuit for Interferometric Optical Fiber Gyroscopes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: N212-135-0220
Amount: $146,475.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N212-135
Solicitation Number: 21.2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-10-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-04-20
Small Business Information
41 Aero Camino
Goleta, CA 93117-3104
United States
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Leisher
 (805) 967-4900
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Phone: (805) 967-4900
Research Institution

Freedom Photonics proposes the development, demonstration, and commercialization of a robust and hardened butterfly-packaged optical circuit for interferometric optical fiber gyroscopes.  Interferometric fiber optic gyroscopes (IFOGs) are used as high precision inertial sensors for guidance applications in numerous DoD applications.  All components of the IFOG module, including the source, fiber optic coil, and optical detection circuit, must be highly robust and environmentally hardened for mechanical shock, vibration, extreme temperature, and radiation exposure.  In this program, Freedom Photonics will leverage our existing space-qualified and highly robust fiber-coupled 14-pin butterfly photonics package by adapting it for use in this application.  The design will include single-mode polarization-maintaining input and output fibers, dual photodetectors, and the necessary optical components and electrical circuitry.

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