Fiber Optic Interconnect Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-02-C-2223
Agency Tracking Number: N02-107-11
Amount: $99,073.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8809 Sudley Road, Suite 101, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Turner
 Senior Engineer
 (703) 368-6107
Business Contact
 Walter Kitonis, III
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution
"Undersea surveillance systems typically use fiber optic cables on the ocean bottom to bring acoustic and magnetic senor data back to a shore site where it is processed and analyzed. The topology of these fiber optic cable systems can vary and canpotentially be several thousand kilometers long.Currently, the sensor information contained in these cable systems cannot be accessed by undersea platforms in the vicinity of the sensors or cables. A low power terminus integrated with fiber optic to allowinformation transmission to undersea platforms would be of significant operational value.The Progeny/NRL/APL-UW team's extensive experience in COTS applications, its ability to focus leading-edge technologies to real-world applications, thorough knowledgeof ARCI acoustic processing, laser design expertise, and hands-on oceanographic experience will generate a innovative comprehensive end-to-end system architecture design that will incorporate leading edge commercial and defense technology. Our team willevaluate the technologies that provide the optimum balance between optical terminus connectivity, data rate, quality of service, and power demand. Minimizing unique components by using commercial based products will keep system production costs to aminimum while providing a hedge against obsolescence. Leveraging existing defense department technology will provide maximum capability while minimizing research and development costs. The results o

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