Radiation Hardened High Speed Fiber Optic Transceivers for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$738,659.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX12CA53C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
104657
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S5.05
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CA, Vista, CA, 92081-8352
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
199060521
Principal Investigator:
Charles Kuznia
Principal Investigator
(760) 652-0007
ckuznia@ultracomm-inc.com
Business Contact:
Charles Kuznia
Business Official
(760) 652-0007
ckuznia@ultracomm-inc.com
Research Institute:
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Abstract
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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