Multi-port Electro-optic Switch Architecture for Efficient Programmable True Time Delay Unit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7611
Agency Tracking Number: B103-027-0287
Amount: $99,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-027
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Srico, Inc.
2724 SAWBURY BOULEVARD, COLUMBUS, OH, -
DUNS: 609463302
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 James Toney
 Senior Research Scientist
 (614) 799-0664
 sri@srico.com
Business Contact
 Judith Sriram
Title: VP&Business Manager
Phone: (614) 799-0664
Email: judith@srico.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Recent broadband analog photonic link performance improvements have renewed the interest and activity in developing microwave photonics for broadband radio frequency (RF) signal transmission and signal processing. Increased bandwidths and reduced fiber optic link insertion loss/noise figure accompanied by increased dynamic range have created real insertion opportunities of advanced fiber optic signal distribution manifolds and RF photonic signal processors into antenna-based communications, radar, navigation, and electronic warfare systems. A key photonic integrated circuit module that enables many of the tunable microwave filtering and true-time-delay (TTD) signal processing applications is a low insertion loss, variable optical delay line with fast reconfiguration time. In this proposed effort SRICO will integrate the latest advances in electro-optic technology with low-cost, commercially available components from the telecommunications industry to produce a compact, photonic true time delay unit with faster switching, lower power consumption and wider bandwidth than competing systems. This innovative approach offers 50x reduction in voltage, sub-microsecond switching speeds compared to tens or hundreds of microseconds for bulk devices.

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