Next Generation High Sensitivity, Broad Band Electrical Field Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,900.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-06-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-028-1250
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao
CEO
(781) 935-1200
jzhao@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Mary Davoli
Contracr Administrator
(781) 935-1200
maryanne@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Leveraging Agiltron industrial leading development and production of high speed fiber optical modulators and switches, we propose to realize a new class of high performance electro-optic field sensor. The approach is closely coupled with recent progress in electro-optic material and device researches to push the sensor performance well beyond current state-of-the-art. The new design has multiple innovations that overcome the deficiencies associated with conventional approaches in limited sensitivity and bandwidth without making trade-offs. Its non-cosine response and built-in phase matching will substantially increase sensitivity and bandwidth performance. The proposed passive non-intrusive fiberoptic field sensor is also self bias without the need for active DC bias. The dual channel sensor can also effectively compensate environmental fluctuations induced drift by signal process. The design further incorporates materials with large electro-optic effect as well as efficient antenna configuration to maximize sensor performance. Prototype sensors will be produced in Phase I to demonstrate the feasibility. BENEFITS: The sensor has direct application for HPM testing applications. The sensor will also find applications in EMI and EMC safety measurements to protect human, computer, aircraft avionics, as well as many medical devices.

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