Radiation Hardened High Speed Fiber Optic Transceivers for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CA53C
Agency Tracking Number: 104657
Amount: $738,659.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: S5.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
990 Park Center Drive, Suite H, Vista, CA, 92081-8352
DUNS: 199060521
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Kuznia
 Principal Investigator
 (760) 652-0007
Business Contact
 Charles Kuznia
Title: Business Official
Phone: (760) 652-0007
Email: ckuznia@ultracomm-inc.com
Research Institution
This program develops fiber optic transceivers that offer wide bandwidth (1 Mbps to 10 Gbps) and operate in space environments targeted by NASA for robotic exploration. These environments require components that can operate over a much wider temperature range than available with commercial fiber optic technology. The goal of this research is to develop a process platform to create fiber optic components that operate in the space environment (radiation, temperature, vibration, etc.) and leverage commercial performance/protocols for data transmission. Our overall goal is to create the market availability of space fiber optic transceivers for backbone data communications operating on standard protocols. This will eliminate current cycle of NRE-funded transceiver developments. This is opportunity to provide significant government savings, and reduce risk and associate programs delays that occurred with highly customized fiber optic development.

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