High-Density MEMS-Based Optical Switch for Space Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,954.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-07-C-0210
Award Id:
82222
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-243-2064
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4160 Market St., Suite 6, Ventura, CA, 93003
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator:
JonathanGeske
President
(805) 642-4645
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
MichaelMacDougal
Vice-President, Engineering
(805) 642-4645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Aerius Photonics has partnered with MEMS-based optical switch manufacturer Calient Networks to design and deliver a new generation of high-density MEMS-based all-optical router for use in space applications. This effort leverages substantial investment already made by Calient in the development of commercial MEMS-based routers as well as their recent advancements in very power efficient high-density 64x64 port MEMS-based optical routers for aerospace applications. The proposed effort delivers a large port count, very compact and lightweight system solution with a non-blocking 3-D optical switch architecture. The technology offers exceptional long-term reliability and shock and vibration tolerance. In this Phase I, Aerius Photonics will work with Calient Networks to demonstrate the technical feasibility of extending the capabilities of their switch technology toward the objective of achieving a space qualified high-density optical switch module.

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