Sensor for Electromagnetic Threats

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$99,937.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-07-P-0229
Award Id:
83203
Agency Tracking Number:
T071-007-0032
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator:
JamesCoward
President
(415) 977-0553
j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact:
MichaelBrowne
VP of Product Development
(408) 348-4426
m.browne@saphotonics.com
Research Institute:
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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