Revolutionary Photonics-True-Time-Delay Units

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