Low Bend Loss and Rugged Graded Index Multimode Fiber for Ribbon Cable Application

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0435
Agency Tracking Number: N082-115-0978
Amount: $149,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-115
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yuanxin Shou
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Lisa Lamenzo
Title: Contracts Administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: llamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
Agiltron and StockerYale team proposes to develop a new class of multimode fiber that is more durable, reliable, and tight-bending to replace the current mil-spec qualified fibers used in aerospace. Our approach is a combination of a proven trench assistant design principle optimization and effective carbon coating. The new class of multimode fiber has attributes that is 100 times more bendable than standard 50/125 graded index multimode fiber, fully compatible with Gigabit Ethernet Standard, has low splice loss with conventional 50/125 multimode fiber, can withstand more fatigue with a large stress corrosion factor, and is amendable to be produced by matured optical fiber processes. In this Phase-I program, the basic concept will be modeled and the proof-of-concept fiber samples will be purchased and tested, to demonstrate the feasibility of the technology, and to finalize the fiber perform design and establish the performance characteristics of the product in Phase-II.

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