MICROMINIATURE ELECTRO-OPTIC SWITCHING MATRIX MODULE

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5023
Amount: $482,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 J.J. PAN
Title: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: () -
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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