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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,975.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0435
Award Id:
87671
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-115-0978
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:
Yuanxin Shou
Principal Scientist
(781) 935-1200
yshou@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lamenzo
Contracts Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
llamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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