NASA STTR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 18-1- T8.02-7183
 Photonic Integrated Circuits
 Integrated Photonic Filters for RF Signal Processing
Name:   OEwaves, Inc.
Name:   Georgia Institute of Technology-School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Street:  465 North Halstead Street, Suite #140
Street:  505 Tenth Street
City:   Pasadena
City:   Atlanta
State/Zip:  CA  91107-6016
State/Zip:   GA 30332 - 0250
Phone:  (626) 449-5000
Phone:   (404) 385-2738

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Andrey Matsko
465 North Halstead Street, Suite #140 Pasadena, CA 91107 - 6016
(626) 351-4200

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Debra Coler
465 North Halstead Street, Suite #140 Pasadena, CA 91107 - 6016
(626) 351-4200
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 3
Technical Abstract

In this Project, OEwaves Inc. and Georgia Tech team propose to research and develop a unique RF photonic receiver front-end enabling microwave signal processing at a heterogeneously integrated photonic platform. In particular, we propose to develop a new technology for photonic microwave filters based on the new advances in Si-based integrated photonics. We will exploit the expertise of the team members who have made extensive contributions to silicon (Si) and silicon nitride (SiN) integrated photonic structures (Georgia Tech) and the design and development of analog photonic systems (OEwaves Inc.).

Potential NASA Applications

These photonic integrated circuits permit size, weight, power and cost reductions for spacecraft microprocessors, communication buses, processor buses, advanced data processing, free space communications and integrated optic science instrument optical systems, subsystems and components. Allowing NASA to respond to the steady increase in data rates, with signal coding and modulation for more efficient use of the RF spectrum establishing reliable radio links across thousands of miles of space.

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Various military airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) as well as government software defined and cognitive radio applications had demonstrated great  need for such a tunable microwave-photonic filter.  Customers include the federal government (DoD, NSA, etc.), government/defense contractors (Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, L-3, Northrop Grumman, UTC Aerospace, etc.), and government communication radio developers (Motorola Solutions, Harris, National Instruments, etc.). 

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