Novel Fiber Optic Field Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$64,962.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-01-P-0046
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0062
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORP.
20 Arbor Lane, Winchester, MA, 01890
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao
President
(781) 933-0513
jingzhao@mediaone.net
Business Contact:
Lei Zhang
Director of R&D
(781) 933-0513
lzhang@goibsmail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal addresses the fabrication of a novel fiber optic field sensor, having significant performance and cost advantages over the competing technologies. Fiber optic based sensors offer attractive features of immunity to electromagneticinterference, excellent electrical isolation, compatible with modern networks, high reliability, and compactness, which enable such sensors to monitor and control remotely and securely. However, current fiber optic sensors are hampered in practicalapplication due to their low sensitivity and high cost. In this program, Agiltron Corporation proposes a new type of fiber optic field sensor, based on recent progress in ferroelectric crystal materials having extraordinary field-response properties. Thedesign is simple in construction and easy to operate. This technology holds a promise to fabricate fiberoptic sensors with drastically simplified manufacturing steps. In phase I, we propose to demonstrate a prototype integrated fiberoptic sensor whichhas both performance and cost advantage.Success in the Phase I effort will identify a viable manufacturing route for high-performance fiber optic sensor. These low cost devices have a wide range of

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