NASA SBIR 2019-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 19-1- S1.03-4425
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Technologies for Passive Microwave Remote Sensing
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Integrated RF Photonics Channelizer and Down inverter
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Freedom Photonics, LLC
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117- 3104
(805) 967-4900

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Leif Johansson
E-mail:
leif@freedomphotonics.com
Address:
41 Aero Camino Santa Barbara, CA 93117 - 3104
Phone:
(805) 277-3031

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Kristin Snyder
E-mail:
ksnyder@freedomphotonics.com
Address:
41 Aero Camino Santa Barbara, CA 93117 - 3104
Phone:
(805) 967-4900
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

In this program, Freedom Photonics is proposing to develop an integrated RF photonic channelizer and downconverter. A single RF photonic IC can operate over ultra-broadband RF range with a performance that match or exceeds the RF equivalent, in particular with respect to spurious signal rejection. It is expected that a combined Phase I and Phase II effort will develop a first packaged prototype that will be made available for NASA for evaluation.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

NASA broadband microwave and millimeter wave passive sensing applications, as set out in the solicitation. Sspace applications have a need for flexible and dynamic frequency translation between many microwave/mmwave communications bands within communications platforms. A small SWaP broadband photonic solution has the potential to outperform any RF system.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Low SWaP RF channelizer and downconverter with maintained performance. These need to be adapted and developed for small size and power constrained platforms, such as UAV, UAS, and small Satellite systems. Low-loss optical delay lines to allow for pre-processing of the optical signal, or to implement tunable delays for phased array and other applications.

Duration: 6

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