HIGH-SPEED ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR DATA ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING: Radiation-Hard Optical Modulators for High-Energy Physics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-13ER90575
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
84269
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
36 c
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000760
Small Business Information
1275 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 104, West Chicago, IL, 60185-4815
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101351505
Principal Investigator:
TonyMoretti
Dr.
() -
tmoretti@vegawave.com
Business Contact:
AlanSugg
Dr.
() -
info@vegawave.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Future particle physics experiments at the high energy frontier, such as LHC, HL-LHC, ILC, CLIC or Multi-TeV Muon Collider, will all require silicon detectors capable of reconstructing charged particle trajectories with high accuracy in the presence of significant high occupancy. These experiments will impose stringent demands on the data links to transfer the data from the silicon detector to the data acquisition system, either just for readout purposes or for triggering purposes, or both. The large amounts of data required from silicon detectors in these experiments require large parallel or very high- speed serial data links, which become cumbersome and physically impractical in large detector arrays. To address this requirement, this project will develop a high-speed (10Gb/s), low-power, radiation-tolerant optical link using external optical modulators for trigger and data extraction. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The development of this optical link will have potential commercial benefits for high-speed backplane and databus applications in high-speed or massively parallel computing. The market impact could be significant for both data centers and high-speed networks

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government