Fiber Optic Splice

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-04-C-0140
Agency Tracking Number: N041-002-0842
Amount: $129,898.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-002
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
981 E. Calle De La Cabra, Tucson, AZ, 85718
DUNS: 142005334
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Katherine Liu
 (520) 229-1324
Business Contact
 Katherine Liu
Title: President
Phone: (520) 229-1324
Research Institution
We propose to develop a new fiber optic splice that is designed for military and aerospace avionic applications. The purpose of the Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility of our proposed approach. The new fiber optic splice is intended to meet stringent military and avionic requirements and provide long-term, reliable optical connectivity for repaired fiber optic cables. The new splice will meet or exceed these technical requirements: a) wide operating temperature range (-75 to +200 °C or -40 to +120 °C), b) low optical insertion loss (< 0.5 dB), c) high mechanical strength, d) small splicing equipment foot print, and e) elimination of spark hazards associated with splicing equipment. Emphasis will be placed on developing a thermally balanced splice that can maintain a low insertion loss in a temperature-cycled environment.

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