The Analysis of Developing a Smart Seal for Critical Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$68,779.00
Award Year:
1999
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N992-0439
Agency Tracking Number:
N992-0439
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MID DAKOTA CORP.
P.O. Box 728, Garrison, ND, 58540
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ralph Heinzen
(701) 337-5619
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Not Available This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project deals with the development of planar waveguide routers for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Systems, based on our recently developed low-birefringence double ion-exchange glass waveguide technology. The double ion-exchange approach enables much easier elimination of the polarization dependence compared to other planar waveguide technologies. The fabrication process is extremely simple and reproducible, which facilitates low-cost production of the devices. The proposed devices feature low losses, low-cross talk and are polarization insensitive which is of crucial importance in practical applications. Successfully meeting the goals in this Phase I project will provide an excellent foundation for the development of fully packaged fiber-pigtailed devices. The key advantage of the planar waveguide router approach is the possibility for large number of wavelength channels. The goal in this program is to develop reliable 64 x 64 waveguide routers for future Dense WDM-systems. The proposed devices have potential for extremely low-cost production. They meet the needs of the rapidly growing telecommunications market and have great commercial potential

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