High Current Photodetector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,972.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-0190
Award Id:
74363
Agency Tracking Number:
05ST1-0073
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1335 W. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA, 91702
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
077485527
Principal Investigator:
David Scott
Vice President of RF Engineering
(626) 969-0681
dscott@archcomtech.com
Business Contact:
Dorothy Cheer
Accounting Manager
(626) 969-0681
dcheer@archcomtech.com
Research Institute:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Paul Yu
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0407
La Jolla, CA, 92093
(858) 534-6180
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
For many communication applications, the demand for more bandwidth is a never ending problem. Military system applications often can exceed commercial demands by an order of magnitude or more as SIGINT and IMINT data collection and transmission are keys to our National Security. Optical delivery of RF signals is an increasingly important topic for applications including RF antenna remoting, signal routing, CATV, wireless repeaters and tunnels, in-building coverage, and surveillance and reconnaissance. Communication systems using optical signals are a common approach for both military and commercial applications and advancements made for one application form the foundation for advancements in another application. In recent months, Archcom has recently received a number of requests from a variety of customers regarding high current handling, high linearity photodetectors for a few of the aforementioned applications. These requests were targeting the 20GHz and 40GHz bands. Our existing product at 50GHz was optimized for digital communication systems where achieving a high responsivity/bandwidth product was the primary design goal to create a receiver with the highest sensitivity possible. Archcom's proposal is to modify our world's best commercially available 50GHz waveguide photodetector to improve linearity and current handling capability to address these new customer requests.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government