New Directed Energy (Millimeter Wave) Power Density Meters to Determine

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,876.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-08-C-6870
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-043-0619
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-043
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
SA PHOTONICS
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator:
Jim Coward
President
(415) 977-0553
j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Michael Browne
VP of Product Development
(408) 348-4426
m.browne@saphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SA Photonics is proposing a Phase II program to develop a high speed electro-optic sensor for a high power directed energy power density meter, the SA Photonics’ Power density meter (SA-PDM). The SA-PDM utilizes a photonic approach with no active electronic elements in the sensor probe thus allowing detection of extremely high field densities. The innovative approach used in developing Our SA-PDM will improve high Frequency sensitivity by 1000x over current approaches and meets the requirements of this solicitation to measure frequencies up to 100GHz with better than 0.4dB accuracy. In Phase I, we developed a breadboard SA-PDM unit. The unit demonstrated excellent accuracy; providing a very close match to theory and demonstrating excellent stability over a wide temperature range

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