High Performance RF Over Fiber Link for Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,428.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-09-C-S154
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-080-0117
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-080
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
ARTISAN LABORATORIES CORP.
530 West Butler Ave., Suite 110, Chalfont, PA, 18914
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
132117446
Principal Investigator:
Arthur Paolella
CEO
(215) 997-8161
apaolella@artisanlabs.com
Business Contact:
Arthur Paolella
CEO
(215) 997-8161
apaolella@artisanlabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Artisan Laboratories Corporation proposes to develop high density, high performance RF over fiber technology. Artisan’s approach to the technology is to design for high efficiency and high volume production that saves size, weight and power plus cooling by taking advantage of advanced modulation, transmission and packaging techniques. Artisan has developed highly efficient RF over fiber links and has successfully flown systems in an avionics environment. The Artisan Phase I effort will include requirements definition and a trade-off analysis that will lead to a design capable of reaching the ISR specifications. The trade-off analysis will address packaging concepts, flight design and modulation techniques. Artisan Laboratories Corporation has experience and success in transitioning research and development into commercial RF / optical products. Our proposal will reflect our strong commitment to commercialization of our research and development. The goal of the project is to produce low cost, high isolation optical circuits for military ISR systems that have the potential to reduce size, weight and power consumption.

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