Electromagnetic MEMS Mirror array for all optical switching

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0196
Agency Tracking Number: F071-243-2310
Amount: $99,919.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-243
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jack Salerno
 President/Chief Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
 jsalerno@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Mary Davoli
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: maryanne@agiltron.com
Research Institution
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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