Built-In-Test (BIT) for Avionic Multi-Mode and Single Mode Fiber Optic Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,837.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-04-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0491
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AGILITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
475 Pine Ave., Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
040590700
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Coldren
Device Engineer
(805) 690-1721
ccoldren@agility.com
Business Contact:
Daniel Renner
V.P. Research & Developme
(805) 690-1760
drenner@agility.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Optical networks that operate in harsh environments such as those on military aircraft can benefit from networking equipment having Built-In-Test (BIT) functionality to assist in determining potential network failure points. A BIT functionality isgenerally not present in commercially available components. By adding a small number of high reliability low cost components in a novel manner to available or in development fiber optic transceivers, the ability to test transceiver functionality and fibercable plant integrity can be achieved. This BIT approach is applicable to both multi-mode and single mode fiber optic networks. The following proposal will detail such an approach towards a BIT functionality and present a plan to demonstrate thetechnical feasibility of the approach.

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