Field Portable, Low Cost, Fiber-Optic Reflectometer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,996.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0295
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-021-0558
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SYNTONICS LLC
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113489319
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Montgomery
President
(410) 884-0500
Bruce.Montgomery@SyntonicsCorp.com
Business Contact:
Edward O'Malley
VP, Finance & Administration
(410) 884-0500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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