OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2024
Amount: $49,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Optical Technologies Inc
8200 Greensboro Dr - Ste 550, Mclean, VA, 22102
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR CHARLES M DAVIS
 (703) 821-3952
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (OPTECH) HAS DESIGNED AN INEXPENSIVE FIBER-OPTIC PRESSURE SENSOR CAPABLE OF DETECTING IMPULSES WITH PEAK PRESSURES OF 700 MPA AND A RISE TIME OF 10 TO THE -4TH POWER. THIS FIBER-OPTIC PRESSURE SENSOR PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING MAJOR FEATURES: (1) PRESSURE RANGE > 700 MPA, (2) COST OF SENSOR ELEMENT < $25, (3) DYNAMIC RANGE GREATER THAN 100 DB PROVIDING HIGH RESOLUTION DATA, AND (4) SINGLE OPTICAL FIBER CONSTRUCTION TO MINIMIZE SENSOR SIZE. THE PHASE I TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES ARE: (1) TO DESIGN THE LOW-COST FIBER-OPTIC SENSOR ELEMENT FOR TRANSIENT HIGH-PRESSURE APPLICATION, AND (2) FABRICATE AND TEST THE HIGH-FREQUENCY DEMODULATION ELECTRONICS. THUS, THE PHASE I STUDY WILL VALIDATE THE METHOD INTENDED TO ACHIEVE THE PHASE II GOAL OF CONSTRUCTING INEXPENSIVE TRANSIENT HIGH-PRESSURE FIBER-OPTIC SENSORS, AND WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY PHASE II DETAILED SYSTEM DESIGN PARAMETERS.

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