Permanent Fiber Optic Splice

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,474.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68835-05-C-0140
Award Id:
69900
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-002-0842
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Arizona Center for Innovation, UA Sci & Tech Park, Tucson, AZ, 85747
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Katherine Liu
President
(520) 229-1324
ao.kliu@comcast.net
Business Contact:
Katherine Liu
President
(520) 229-1324
ao.kliu@comcast.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We will develop a permanent fiber optic splice prototype that is specially designed to meet the stringent performance and reliability requirements for military and aerospace avionic applications. This permanent fiber optic splice is intended to provide < 1 dB change in insertion loss over a wide range of operating environment, including a temperature change from -65 to 150 C. It will also provide the ultimate mechanical strength to enable a cable reconstruction in repair of broken fiber optic cables. Furthermore, we will develop a splicing fixture prototype that is user friendly and has a small footprint. A simplified splicing process will be established for field applications, while spark hazards associated with splicing equipment is eliminated. In the Phase II program, optical, mechanical, and environmental tests of the fiber splice prototype samples will be carried out following relevant MIL standards.

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