High Performance Spatial Filter Array Based on Signal Mode Fiber Bundle

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CE22P
Agency Tracking Number: 115263
Amount: $124,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Liu
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 935-1200
 pliu@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Sharon Tan
Title: Business Official
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: stan@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Loveraging on Agiltron's experience in optical fiber components, Agiltron proposed a coherent single-mode fiber (SMF) spatial filter array (SFA) with a gradient index fiber (GIF) lens array pair to meet NASA's application of planet exploration. There are several advantages over the current approach in: small aberration, low insertion loss, high uniformity, low cost, easy assembly and high stability.In Phase I, Agiltron will build a GIF-based SFA prototype to prove the feasibility of the proposed low cost program for NASA applications. At the same time, a theoretical study will be made to build a simulation model for the proposed SFA. This simulation and actual physical testing will provide the necessary baseline for us to build and demonstrate a prototype including the mechanical enclosures in Phase II. We expect to provide fully functional and environmentally tested production units for NASA in Phase II.

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