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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-6870
Agency Tracking Number: F071-043-0619
Amount: $749,876.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-043
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
 Jim 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 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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