Optoelectronic Logic Arrays for Naval Aircraft Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-03-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number:
N012-0083
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Opticomp Corp.
PO Box 10779, Zephyr Cove, NV, 89448
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161162896
Principal Investigator:
Peter Guilfoyle
President/CEO
(775) 588-4176
peterg@opticomp.com
Business Contact:
Chuck Masters
Vice President Government
(775) 588-4176
cmasters@opticomp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The primary goal of the proposed Phase II SBIR effort is todevelop and fabricate fault-tolerant optoelectronic logic arraysutilizing GaAs-based monolithic photonic modules in order torealize a high-performance optical network. The optoelectroniclogic arrays include VCSELs and resonant cavity photodetectorswith on-chip multiplexing/demultiplexing. These high-speedinterconnects are realized using a unique distributed switchingarchitecture that is low-cost, fault-tolerant, redundant, format-independent, and dynamically reconfigurable. This architectureand the associated hardware can be readily implemented to realizehigh-speed, fault-tolerant, optical switches for airbornecommunication networks. OptiComp Corporation (OCC) occupies a10,000 square foot facility that includes a full-service, backendsemiconductor fabrication cleanroom and optoelectronic deviceintegration laboratory, an optoelectronic device testinglaboratory, and MBE-based semiconductor crystal growthcapabilities. OCC's design center includes device modelingsoftware for VCSELs and waveguide structures, as well as full EDAschematic capture, mask, and PCB layout. These facilitiessupport device modeling and design, growth, fabrication,integration, and testing.BENEFITS: The proposed program will offer a dual-use commercialization opportunity for high speed optoelectronic logic arrays because it will provide a low-cost solution that is fault tolerant, highly dynamic, redunda

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