Silicon based Millimeter-Wave (MMW) sparse array radiometer receiver for photonic processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-12-C-5011
Agency Tracking Number:
D113-003-0064
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB113-003
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
DGNSS Solutions, LLC
1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH, 43212
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829271936
Principal Investigator:
George Dedes
President and Chief Scientist
(614) 937-1993
gdedes@dgnsssolutions.com
Business Contact:
George Dedes
President and Chief Scientist
(614) 937-1993
gdedes@dgnsssolutions.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The proposed innovation adopts a hybrid electro-optical approach, which combines the best of the electronic and photonic approaches to achieve high sensitivity, high inter-channel stability, and large-scale integration for an integrated mm-wave receiver. Silicon photonics provides the ideal platform for this as it enables the up-conversion of the mm-wave signals from each pixel to telecommunication frequencies on densely integrated Silicon chips. All of these signals can be efficiently multiplexed and transferred with low-loss optical fiber - greatly reducing the cost, size, weight and power of the overall system while maintaining low noise and maximizing sensitivity. As a result, we no longer need to digitize wideband signal and the optical fibers can be used for information transfer over long distances. Careful frequency planning significantly alleviates the image rejection requirement.

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