Chip-Scale Photonics for Wide Temperature and High-Speed Optical Interconnects

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: A12A-008-0429
Amount: $99,888.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T008
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
990 Park Center Drive, Suite H, Vista, CA, -
DUNS: 199060521
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charlie Kuznia
 President
 (760) 652-0007
 ckuznia@ultracomm-inc.com
Business Contact
 Charlie Kuznia
Title: President
Phone: (760) 652-0007
Email: ckuznia@ultracomm-inc.com
Research Institution
 West Virginia High Technology Conso
 Brian Lemoff
 1000 Technology Drive, Suite 1
Fairmont, WV, 26554-
 (304) 333-6442
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
This program will create 40 Gbps VCSEL-based micro-transceiver (uTRX) components that operate reliably over the standard military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C in Army environments. uTRXs are low-cost, compact components that can be assembled into the PCB in close proximity to high-performance ASICs using conventional solder-reflow"pick-and-place"assembly. The small PCB footprint and solderability is necessary to achieve high-density and flexible placement of optical components near the data source/sink. By reducing the routing lengths of high-speed copper wiring, we can achieve low-power, EMI-immune links within high-performance military computing and sensor systems.

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