Sensor for Electromagnetic Threats

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-07-P-0229
Agency Tracking Number: T071-007-0032
Amount: $99,937.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA07-007
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Coward
 President
 (415) 977-0553
 j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Michael Browne
Title: VP of Product Development
Phone: (408) 348-4426
Email: m.browne@saphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SA Photonics is pleased to propose a program to develop an electromagnetic threat warning sensor. The innovative electro-optic high power microwave sensor boosts 10x sensitivity compared to standard LiNbO3 sensors and has extremely high damage threshold. The sensor system consists of a series of multi-electrode array probes, wideband optical pickup circuitry and a sophisticated digital processing unit. A fiber optic link between the sensors and the pickup circuitry/processing unit allows the placement of the electronics at heavily shielded environment to for enhanced reliability. The sensor array not only ensures low false alarm rate but also provides angle of arrival estimation of the incoming electromagnetic threats.

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