Revolutionary Photonics-True-Time-Delay Units

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,867.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7625
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-027-0556
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-027
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave, Denver, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
11-269-71
Principal Investigator:
Scott Davis
Vice President of Technology
(303) 296-6766
davis@vescentphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Scott Rommel
Vice President of Operations
(303) 296-6766
rommel@vescentphotonics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In this SBIR program we will design, build, and deliver a phased array radar time delay unit (TDU) with unprecedented performance. The enabling innovation is a new photonics-true-time-delay (PTTD) architecture that will provide: larger delay tuning (up to 20 nsec), low insertion loss (<2 dB), high bandwidth (>10 Gbit), rugged monolithic construction with no moving part, and very low SWaP. Importantly, this approach will realize large time delay tunability and low insertion loss, all in a form factor that enables integration of many channels in a compact package. For example, we have designed a device that will provide 1000 channels in one monolithic"window-pane"like package (~70 & #61620;70 & #61620;0.3 cm). This may be mounted directly prior to an antenna array. Finally, the simplicity of the approach enables low production costs.

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