Photonics TDU for Radar True Time Delay (TTD)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7567
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-027-0262
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-027
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Morton Photonics Incorporated
3301 Velvet Valley Drive, West Friendship, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
614146764
Principal Investigator:
Paul Morton
C.E.O.
(443) 745-4779
pmorton@mortonphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Jill Morton
C.O.O.
(410) 707-0949
jill.morton@mortonphotonics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In this SBIR program, Morton Photonics will develop a practical phased array radar time delay unit (TDU), incorporating photonic devices for the key functions fabricated in a silicon CMOS compatible process (silicon photonics) to provide for significant scaling of cost with module volume in order to meet the aggressive cost goals of the solicitation. The TDU design will include an optical true-time-delay device developed by Morton Photonics, the key component of the TDU. The silicon photonics approach to fabricate the different devices of the TDU, and the clear road to integration for multiple devices onto a single PIC, makes this path the most likely to reach eventual cost targets, while also producing the smallest, low power and low weight solution to the goals of this solicitation.

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