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Innovative Broadband Infrared Coherent Fiber Image Bundle

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-10-M-0007
Agency Tracking Number: F093-216-2541
Amount: $99,689.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-216
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-04-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-02-26
Small Business Information
4585 S. Palo Verde, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714
DUNS: 800757598
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Shibin Jiang
 (520) 790-5468
Business Contact
 Shibin Jiang
Title: President
Phone: (520) 790-5468
Research Institution
High spatial resolution infrared imaging fiber bundles are needed to spatially analyze combustion processes accessible only by probe penetrations into high pressure and/or high temperature regions such as turbine combustors and afterburners. Specialized infrared fibers including chalcogenide and ZBLAN fibers are typically very expensive and brittle and fragile. We propose to develop an innovative fiber to meet this difficult challenging. This proposed innovative mid-infrared fiber will exhibit low propagation loss and high mechanical strength. The successful development of this fiber will significantly increase the reliability for infrared fiber and fiber bundle, and reduce their cost. We will demonstrate infrared imaging fiber optic bundle in Phase I using this proposed fiber. BENEFIT: Besides DoD¡¯s need for such fibers and fiber bundle, this innovative IR fiber can be used for infrared fiber optical sensing, IR source generation and delivery, and IR imaging.

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