Field Portable, Low Cost, Fiber-Optic Reflectometer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0295
Agency Tracking Number: N051-021-0558
Amount: $79,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-021
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: 113489319
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Montgomery
 (410) 884-0500
Business Contact
 Edward O'Malley
Title: VP, Finance & Administration
Phone: (410) 884-0500
Research Institution
Syntonics will develop an innovative instrument to perform optical time domain reflectometry using two existing, RF-oriented technologies: ultra wideband (UWB) radar and RF-over-fiber photonics. Both these technologies are available, making an inexpensive, battery-powered, high-resolution, hybrid OTDR practical. Our proposal describes the details of UWB radar and RF-over-fiber photonics and substantiates our view that the Navy's OTDR performance goals are obtainable. The proposed hybrid RF/optical approach addresses fundamental resolution, sensitivity and dead zone issues with current OTDRs.

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