Fiber Optic Connector Inspection Test System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,648.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0192
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-118-0324
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-118
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator:
Myra Torres
Sr. Lead Engineer
(585) 424-1990
myra.torres@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Mark Redding
President
(585) 424-1990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Impact Technologies, LLC, proposes to develop a hand-held fiber optic connector inspection system that provides a"GO / NO-GO"result based on automatic determination of the terminus endface cleanliness, workmanship, and health. The Fiber Readiness Examination Diagnostics (FRED) unit shall provide automatic fiber optic cable end-face examination and classification. For the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), NAVY, and the DoD, this field deployable unit shall provide timely and robust examination of fiber end-face and be able to classify between clean (GO), dirty (NO-GO), and degraded (NO-GO) fiber end-face. This unit, which is designed for all operator skill levels, shall be portable, easy to use, low profile (will fit in confined spaces), and suitable for marine environments. The unique features of this unit are autofocus, 2D classification, and depth mapping. The problem of ambiguity in conventional inspection systems, lack of decision recording, complex and conflicting specification, and challenging test application, are investigated and matched with modern technologies to radically improve the inspection operator"s process and decision-making criteria.

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