Fiber Optic Bi-Directional Amplifying Repeater

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0327
Agency Tracking Number: N131-015-0944
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-015
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
1275 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 104, West Chicago, IL, -
DUNS: 101351505
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tony Moretti
 Vice President of Enginee
 (630) 562-9433
Business Contact
 Alan Sugg
Title: President
Phone: (630) 562-9433
Research Institution
The Navy needs an optical repeater based upon the NGCON (MIL-PRF-64266) because the optical power loss budget on military aircraft is demanding. A bi-directional optical amplifying repeater would address the optical loss issue of connecting a fiber optic link in the aircraft network. Challenges include meeting the requirements for shock and vibration, operating temperature range, and optical port flexibility supported by the NGCON connector family. A design that enables the number of fiber ports required presents a major challenge to any optical repeater technology when size, weight, and power are considered. To address this, Vega Wave Systems and Illum Technologies will design an NGCON-based fiber optic repeater utilizing Illum"s patented Ferrule-Pak technology that is 5x smaller than the smallest commercially available transmitter/receiver optical subassemblies.

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