MICROMINIATURE ELECTRO-OPTIC SWITCHING MATRIX MODULE

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$482,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5023
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc.
250 East Drive, Melbourne, FL, 32904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
J.J. PAN
INVESTIGATOR
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
GROUND AND SPACE CONTROL, COMMAND, COMMUNICATIONS, AND TELEMETRIC SENSING SYSTEMS DEMAND HIGH PERFORMANCE SWITCHES AND SWITCH MATRICES. THE CONVENTIONAL ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SWITCHES HAVE MANY SHORTCOMINGS. TO ELIMINATE THESE SHORTCOMINGS, E-TEK PROPOSES TWO NEW MICROMINIATURE ELECTRO-OPTIC SWITCHING MATRIX MODULES. USING OPTO-ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, THE MODULE IS PRACTICAL FOR THE FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS. THE OPTICALLY CONTROLLED RF SWITCHING MODULE CAN DIRECTLY REPLACE EXISTINGELECTRICAL OR ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SWITCHES. IN ADDITION TO THEORETICAL ANALYSES OF PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS, TWO SINGLE-POLE DOUBLE-THROW (1X2) SWITCH MODULES WILL BE DESIGNED, OPTIMIZED, AND FABRICATED DURING PHASE I R&D TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY AND PRACTICALITY. SIMILAR DESIGN AND FABRICATION PROCEDURES CAN DIRECTLY APPLY TO THE MXN MATRIX MODULES.

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