NASA STTR 2017 Solicitation
FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY
|PROPOSAL NUMBER:||171 T8.02-9822|
|RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE:||Photonic Integrated Circuits|
|PROPOSAL TITLE:||Tunable Opto-electronic Oscillator Based on Photonic Integration of Ultra-high Q Resonators on a SiN Chip|
|SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):||RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):|
|NAME:||OEwaves, Inc.||NAME:||University of California-Davis|
|STREET:||465 N Halstead St., Ste. #140||STREET:||1850 Research Park Drive #300|
|STATE/ZIP:||CA 91107 - 6016||STATE/ZIP:||CA 95618 - 6153|
|PHONE:||(626) 351-4200||PHONE:||(530) 754-7982|
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Andrey Matsko
465 N Halstead St. #140
Pasadena, CA 91107 - 6016
(626) 351-4200 Extension :406
CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
465 N Halstead St., Ste. #140
Pasadena, CA, CA 91107 - 6016
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Photonic Integrated Circuits is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The team comprising OEwaves Inc. and UC Davis offers to develop and demonstrate a SiN-platform integrated photonic circuit suitable for a spectrally pure chip-scale tunable opto-electronic RF oscillator (OEO) that can operate as a flywheel in high precision optical clock modules, as well as radio astronomy, spectroscopy, and local oscillator in radar and communications systems. The effort comprises integration of an ultra-high quality (Q) crystalline whispering gallery mode (WGM) microresonator with multiple lithographically defined photonic and electronic components and devices (including a laser, a detector and waveguides) on a single platform with nanometer-scale feature sizes. The proposed oscillator will be packaged in a volume of approximately 1cc, with net power consumption of less than 500 mW. The oscillator will produce a minimum of 10 mW of output RF power in Ka frequency band, and its single sideband (SSB) phase noise will be as low as -60 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz, and -160 dBc at 1 MHz and higher Fourier frequencies.
POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed technology is suitable for designing chip-scale tunable OEO and high precision optical clock modules particularly critical for small spacecraft platforms.
POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Civilian: air traffic control (ATC) radar; GPS systems; satellite video mobile arrays; point-to-point microwave radio wireless data backhaul systems; local multi-point distribution service (LMDS) base stations; high-bandwidth terrestrial and space communications systems; scientific and test equipment.
Military: phased array radar systems, including ship-based multi-functional phased arrays, large phased arrays for national ballistic missile defense, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and mobile arrays for battlefield and regional missile defense systems; onboard guidance systems for interceptor missiles; high-bandwidth terrestrial and space communications systems; Electronic Warfare (EW), Electronic Counter-Counter Measure (ECCM) and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) systems; radar test equipment.
TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Materials & Structures (including Optoelectronics)
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)