High Performance Fiber Optic Rotary Joint System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,975.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0092
Award Id:
87871
Agency Tracking Number:
N083-206-0154
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:
GeoffreyBurnham
Photonic Technologist
(781) 935-1200
GBurnham@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
LisaLamenzo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
llamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of multi-channel FORJ, which meets the demanding aerospace communication rotary link requirement of ultra-reliability, light weight, compact size, and high performance. Our approach is based on an optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) platform which enables a single light beam to carry multi-channel signals and pass through the rotary joint. The unique design offers unmatched ultra-high reliability and miniature size due to single optical rotation axial coupling construction. The proposed miniature FORJ is well suited for retrofitting into many existing installations such as folding airplane wings, radar antennas, turrets and winches. The simple design is compatible to mass production process and has intrinsic mechanism to assure continuous optical connection of multi-port during rotation in severe shock, vibration and thermal environments. Phase I work will demonstrate the compact fiber optic rotary joint by building a working prototype. Phase II will produce a full specification working system.

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