High-Speed Data Transmission in Multimode Fiber

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-13-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: F112-043-1054
Amount: $744,329.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-043
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 199060521
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charlie Kuznia
 (760) 652-0007
Business Contact
 Charlie Kuznia
Title: President
Phone: (760) 652-0007
Email: ckuznia@ultracomm-inc.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Multimode fiber (MMF) is the prevalent cable plant in many mil-aerospace systems. The multimode channel has bandwidth limitations due to modal dispersion. This program will apply channel equalization to the photonic link, leveraging techniques established for copper interconnect. We optimize the fiber launch condition to maximize the effective modal bandwidth (EMB). We will utilized built-in-test methods to measure the link bandwidth insitu and auto-negotiate to the maximum rate available. Lastly, this program will incorporate a ruggedized vertical connector (RVCON) has extremely low-loss optical coupling, offering increased bandwidth through higher power entering the receiver. This connector solves the cable problem in existing low-profile transceivers that have fixed fiber pigtails, prone to breakage during assembly and operation. BENEFIT: Higher data rate (>10 Gbps per fiber) over the installed MMF, including 50/125, 62.5/125 and 100/140 variants. Specific platforms/systems present transition opportunities. F-35 Enhanced video performance. The increased available bandwidth reduces the latency in real-time video systems and offers higher resolution imagery. F-22 - Increase performance of the backbone communication bus by a factor of 25X. B-2 5X increased in available bandwidth for targeting and communications systems

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