Fiber optic power meter with optical detector in a detachable probe.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-04-C-3066
Agency Tracking Number: N041-047-0467
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-047
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1901 South Franklin, Butte, MT, 59701
DUNS: 836287680
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matt Egloff
 Mechanical Engineer
 (406) 723-2222
 megloff@resodyn.com
Business Contact
 Lawrence Farrar
Title: President
Phone: (406) 723-2222
Email: lcfarrar@resodyn.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The US Navy has an immediate and compelling need for a handheld, battery powered, fiber optic power meter with a remote optical detector. Existing handheld meters have the optical detector mounted on the main unit. Such meters often do not fit in the tight spaces found in ships, planes, and other vehicles. A novel fiber optic power meter design with a remote optical detector probe is proposed for use in these tight spaces. This design will address and correct the shortcomings of every other handheld fiberoptic power meter currently available. The detector will employ a universal fiberoptic adapter. This will allow it to couple to any fiberoptic connector. This meter will determine the wavelength and set itself accordingly, eliminating this issue as a potential for measurement error. The detector will be attached to the main meter unit by a flexible, pliable, conduit similar to that used on a gooseneck lamp. Combined with a base that firmly attaches to almost any surface, the detector is easily positioned, and stays in place. The unit will be waterproof and impact resistant. The proposed unit addresses all the current US Navy requirements for a Fiber Optic Power Meter.

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