High Performance Spatial Filter Array Based on Signal Mode Fiber Bundle

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,951.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CE22P
Agency Tracking Number:
115263
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Peter Liu
Principal Investigator
(781) 935-1200
pliu@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Sharon Tan
Business Official
(781) 935-1200
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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