Low-Cost Fiber-Optic Connector Cleaner

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,971.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0045
Award Id:
70334
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-254-0296
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
UA Science and Technology Park, 9040 S. Rita Rd.,, Tucson, AZ, 85747
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 Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a new fiber optic cleaning system that is designed for low-cost, effective cleaning, compact size, and ease of use. The purpose of the Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility of our proposed approach. The comprehensive cleaning system incorporates a solvent cleaning device and a pad cleaner. The simple pad cleaner will be sufficient for minor cleaning and removal of loose particles. The solvent cleaning device will be used for more stubborn contaminants such as oils and sticky debris. With simple adaptors, the system will be capable of cleaning both female and male fiber optic connectors as well as various types and sizes of connectors. Emphasis for the Phase I program will be on experimental evaluation of cleaning effectiveness, conceptual packaging design, and cost-effectiveness analysis.

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