Fiber MOPA for Ascends

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,988.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CL41P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
124664
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VA, Herndon, VA, 20171-4603
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator:
WeiLu
Engineer III
(703) 471-7671
wlu@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
LarryJohns
Business Official
(703) 471-7671
ljohns@fibertek.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
CO2 sensing using absorption bands near 1570nm is very attractive by taking advantage of the mature fiber-amplifier technology derived from fiber-optic telecom heritage. This necessitates sufficient power scaling in 1.5 micrometer fiber-amplifiers, either in the pulsed-mode, or in the cw-mode for modulation spectroscopy.In this SBIR program we propose the design, optimization, experimental evaluation and prototype development of a high-power,high wall-plug efficiency, 1571.1 nm fiber-amplifier laser transmitter, compatible with multi-line cw intensity-modulated integrated-path differential absorption spectroscopy, with the size, weight and power (SWaP) optimized for airborne and eventual space-qualifiable roadmap for ASCENDS mission. We leverage innovations in high-power 1.5 micrometer fiber-optic technology and fiber-amplifier architecture, while using high-reliability 1.5 micrometer silica-fiber based passive/active components. Our expectation is that at the end of Phase 2, a TRL-6 level hardware can be developed and delivered for an airborne mission, and which is also compatible with a space-flight maturation roadmap.

* 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