Permanent Fiber Optic Splice

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$990,732.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68835-05-C-0140
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-002-0842
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-002
Small Business Information
ALL OPTRONICS, INC.
Arizona Center for Innovation, UA Sci & Tech Park, Tucson, AZ, 85747
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Katherine Liu
 President
 (520) 229-1324
 ao.kliu@comcast.net
Business Contact
 Katherine Liu
Title: President
Phone: (520) 229-1324
Email: 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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