Fiber Optic Connector Inspection Test Set

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0252
Agency Tracking Number: N092-118-1056
Amount: $1,324,202.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-118
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
4611 Chatsworth St., Shoreview, MN, 55126
DUNS: 879225829
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Koudelka
 (651) 481-9661
Business Contact
 Lubomir Koudelka
Title: President
Phone: (651) 481-9661
Research Institution
The overall goal of this Phase II project is to design, develop and prototype a hand-held, Go/No Go testing device to objectively evaluate the complete health of a fiber optic terminus endface. The proposed 3D Interferometer Probe system incorporates a novel optical phase detecting (i.e., interferometric) technology into a very compact and robust imaging probe, designed to enable simultaneous defect and 3D surface geometry evaluation. The compact form factor of the Optical Probe is physically compatible with existing and proposed MIL standard connector designs. A portable data processing unit (DPU) receives and evaluates the optical data from the probe and displays clear Go/No Go results for the termini being tested. An Alpha prototype will be built as part of the Phase II base program and a Beta prototype will be built and delivered as part of the Phase II option. A study to quantify the effects of fiber protrusion/recession within fiber optic termini on optical signal quality will be designed and conducted in parallel with prototype development.

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