High Power Uplink Amplifier for Deep Space Communications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB08C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
095878
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CO, Crystal Lake, CO, 60012-3793
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788121858
Principal Investigator:
Donald Sipes
Principal Investigator
(815) 815-8303
don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com
Business Contact:
Donald Sipes
Business Official
(815) 815-8303
don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Critical to the success of delivering on the promise of deep space optical communications is the creation of a stable and reliable high power multichannel optical uplink/beacon. Optical Engines proposes to deliver in phase 2 2 compact and low cost fiber amplifiers suited to the uplink application. This will be accomplished through the use of Optical Engines proprietary Multi-Fiber Coupled 2.5kW laser diode stacks, its Etched Taper All Fiber Combiner Technology and a custom designed Photonic Crystal Fiber. One of these amplifiers will be of the Coiled PCF type and one of the Rod type and will be integrated into existing NASA deep space communications up link infrastructure.

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