Electromagnetic MEMS Mirror array for all optical switching

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,919.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-07-C-0196
Award Id:
82223
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-243-2310
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
JackSalerno
President/Chief Scientist
(781) 935-1200
jsalerno@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
MaryDavoli
Contract Administrator
(781) 935-1200
maryanne@agiltron.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Leveraging on our extensive R&D and production experience in optical MEMS switches, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new MEMS mirror array based fiberoptic array switch capable of breakthrough performances for all-optical MEMS switches under harsh operation environment. The design overcomes current shortcomings and achieves high reliability, miniature size, low optical loss, shock and vibration resistance that have not been attainable before. The approach incorporates several innovations of highly stable binary structure, very large actuation force, beam expanded collimator, and advanced packaging. The practical approach holds apromise of near term commercialization. In the Phase I program, state-of-the-art MEMS mirror array, fiber collimator array, ruggedized assembly and packaging that meet the low loss and reliable operational requirement in military/aerospace avionics fiber-optic network environments will be developed and demonstrated. Fully functional device will be produced in the Phase II.

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