A 5 Terabit/Second EO Transceiver (Q-DOT Research Proposal 9551)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$64,951.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
41173
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell
(719) 590-1112
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Q-DOT proposes to develop a small, light weight, low-power, multi-channel EO trans-ceiver capable of 10 Gbit/second/channel to support emerging high-speed processors. Currently, the performance of both ground-based and missile-borne processors is constrained by slow data links. As processors continue to increase in speed and complexity, the need for a high speed data link will become acute. The proposed transceiver will simultaneously transmit 256 channels of data while it receives 256 channels of data. The combined data rate exceeds 5 Terabit/second. The transceiver will mount on an RF board in a 15 mm x 15 mm (0.6 6 (0.2 0'). Sanders will support the transceiver development with its optical expertise and has already demonstrated suitable optical components. Phase I will focus on designing SiGe BiCMOS driver/receiver chips and transmission line interfaces. A single-channel demonstration at 10 Gbit/second is proposed as a Phase I option. A 512 channel EO transceiver will be realized in Phase II. Q-DOT will work with Sanders to commercialize the 5 Tbit/second E0 transceiver in Phase III.

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