Broad photonic-based Tunable High Quality Factor RF Filter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,989.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0211
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
D12A-006-0063
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB12A-006
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator
 Yanyan Liu
 Senior Optical Engineer
 (781) 935-1200
 pliu@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: acontardo@agiltron.com
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 Yale University
 Nadira Clark
 47 College Street
Suite 203
New Haven, CT, 06520-4689
 (203) 785-4689
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Leveraging Agiltron"s industrial leading developments and production of high speed fiber optical components and modules as well as commercial photonic devices, we propose to develop a new class of high performance tunable RF filters and filter banks for advanced RF systems. The approach is closely coupled with recent progress in photonic devices and fiber optic devices to push the filter performance well beyond current state-of-the-art. The proposed filter is entirely photonic based and only connected by optical fiber, providing a high quality factor with tunable center frequency and with potential tunable bandwidth and shape factor with miniature size. This innovative design has multiple improvements that overcome the deficiencies associated with conventional approaches in limited bandwidth and quality factor without making trade-offs. The technical approach will be proven in Phase I through numerical analysis, and design. The compact prototype filter bank will be produced in Phase II for delivery to DARPA.

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