Fiber Optic Bi-Directional Amplifying Repeater

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0327
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-015-0944
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-015
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Vega Wave Systems, Inc.
1275 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 104, West Chicago, IL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101351505
Principal Investigator:
Tony Moretti
Vice President of Enginee
(630) 562-9433
tmoretti@vegawave.com
Business Contact:
Alan Sugg
President
(630) 562-9433
arsugg@vegawave.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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