Fiber Optic Splice

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$129,898.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-04-C-0140
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-002-0842
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-002
Small Business Information
ALL OPTRONICS, INC.
981 E. Calle De La Cabra, Tucson, AZ, 85718
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
142005334
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 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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