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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-S154
Agency Tracking Number: A082-080-0117
Amount: $69,428.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-080
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
530 West Butler Ave., Suite 110, Chalfont, PA, 18914
DUNS: 132117446
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Paolella
 (215) 997-8161
Business Contact
 Arthur Paolella
Title: CEO
Phone: (215) 997-8161
Email: apaolella@artisanlabs.com
Research Institution
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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