Advanced Fiber Optic Link Simulator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,958.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
40532
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
RSOFT, INC.
13 Lancaster Ave, Montrose, NY, 10548
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Brent K. Whitlock
(650) 962-9961
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In the continually advancing information age, the needs for rapid and high-performance data communications capabilities are increasing exponentially. The capabilities of strictly electronic communications technologies cannot keep pace with these rapidly increasing demands, and optoelectronics and fiber optics technologies have stepped in to meet the challenge. Fiber optics are now heavily used in long distance telecommunications as well as high-speed data communications and are rapidly gaining market share in desktop LANs. There have been great technical advancements recently in optoelectronics manufacturing and consequently in the performance of fiber optic links which utilize the advanced optoelectronics components. However, automated computer-aided design (CAD) tools for the design of fiber optic links have not followed the same pace of development. There is a lack of reliable software for the simulation, analysis, and design of fiber optic links. The continuing advancement of fiber optics technologies requires that CAD tools for their design be developed which will accurately model all the significant performance degradations and nonlinear effects inherent in these systems to facilitate their design optimization. RSoft, Inc. proposes to develop advanced software for fiber optic link simulation and analysis which will support cost-effective design of high-performance fiber optic links.

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