Novel Fiber Optic Field Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-01-P-0046
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0062
Amount: $64,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
20 Arbor Lane, Winchester, MA, 01890
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jing Zhao
 (781) 933-0513
Business Contact
 Lei Zhang
Title: Director of R&D
Phone: (781) 933-0513
Research Institution
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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