Fast Switching Array for WDM-Photonic Time Delay

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,942.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
HQ0006-09-C-7083
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.B
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-012-0076
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-T012
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator
 Guanghai Jin
 Chief Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
 gjin@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Lamenzo
Title: Contracts administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: llamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 Tufts University
 Mark Cronin-Golomb
 4 Colby Street
Medford, MA, 2155
 (617) 627-4355
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
An innovative concept of a fast switching array for high bit-resolution photonic time delay that can be scalable to the ESA systems of MDA/Navy radars is proposed. The design is based on Electro-Optic (EO) effect incorporated with super miniature fiber collimation array, which is suitable to integrate in the current developing fiber based photonic WDM-true time delay technologies. The new EO switching platform targets the switching speed faster than 1 micro-second with low insertion loss and low power consumption. The Phase I approach will demonstrate a fast switching unit on bench, and verify the advance of key performances. The phase II development will prototype this switching array, and demonstrate the feasibility to integrate with fiber WDM-true time delay arrays for a multi channel module implementation. The team of Agiltron and University of Tufts will work on this unconventional approach by leveraging our recent breakthroughs in manufacturing high performance fiber delay lines, EO switch and VOA, high power fiber optic and WDM components. Our approach provides unprecedented performance in fast speed, low power consumption, small size and low fabrication cost.

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