Extended Frequency Range Wide Band RF Distribution System for Shipboard Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-07-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: N072-149-0127
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-149
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
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
 Gary Bruce
 Principal Engineer
 (410) 884-0500
 Gary.Bruce@SyntonicsCorp.com
Business Contact
 Edward O'Malley
Title: VP, Finance and Administration
Phone: (410) 884-0500
Email: Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Syntonics will investigate the feasibility of an optical radio frequency distribution system (ORFDS) that uses photonic links to mitigate EMI issues, freeing the system designer to place shipboard antennas and radios without constraints on connection lengths. Electro-optic (EO) “RF-over-fiber” technology sends analog RF signals over optical fibers using modulated lasers and photonic detectors. Syntonics will study several RF-over-fiber architectures focusing on designs that use externally modulated CW lasers with relative intensity noise suppressed by balanced detectors and active phase detector linearization techniques. Performance estimates will be prepared for each design option. A feasible ORFDS conceptual design will be prepared.

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