Fault Tolerant Distributed Optoelectronic Switch

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-02-C-3066
Agency Tracking Number: N01-178-22
Amount: $99,959.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PO Box 10779, Zephyr Cove, NV, 89448
DUNS: 161162896
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Guilfoyle
 (775) 588-4176
Business Contact
 Rodney Lampson
Title: Treasurer
Phone: (775) 588-4176
Email: rodneyl@opticomp.com
Research Institution
The primary goal of the proposed Phase I effort is to develop a fault tolerant distributed optoelectronic switch. The crossbar switch will utilize wavelength division multiplexing to increase the throughput and enhance the fault tolerance. In addition,the distributed nature of the switch combined with its utilization of fan-in and fan-out provide a network that is highly fail safe, low latency, and protocal independent. The distributed optoelectronic switch architecture will be implemented with thecompany's enabling optoelectronic integrated circuit technologies. This system architecture can be readily employed in local, storage, metro, and wide area networks that require a high speed, flexible, fault tolerant solution that can be scaled to meetfuture needs. The proposed program will offer a dual-use commercialization opportunity for high speed switching networks because it will provide a protocal independent, fail safe architecture which can be readily implemented into both military andcommercial fiber optic networks. The program technology has significant commercial potential in the LAN, SAN, MAN, and WAN sectors with projected sales in excess of $7 billion by 2003.

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