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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-5011
Agency Tracking Number: D113-003-0064
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB113-003
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-01-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH, 43212
DUNS: 829271936
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Dedes
 President and Chief Scientist
 (614) 937-1993
Business Contact
 George Dedes
Title: President and Chief Scientist
Phone: (614) 937-1993
Research Institution
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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