Fiber Optic Splice

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-04-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
981 E. Calle De La Cabra, Tucson, AZ, 85718
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
142005334
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 Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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