NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- H9.01-6342
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Long Range Optical Telecommunications
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 High Power and High Reliability Fiber Optical Routing Switch
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Photonwares Corporation
15 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 935-1200

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

Name:
Dr. Guanghai Jin
E-mail:
gjin@photonwares.com
Address:
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801 - 1040
Phone:
(781) 935-1200

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

Name:
Dr. Jim Zhao
E-mail:
JZHAO@PHOTONWARES.COM
Address:
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801 - 1040
Phone:
(781) 465-2600
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 5
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Photonwares Corporation proposes a new design to realize a 1x2 high power fiber optical switch.  Our design incorporates several innovative features to achieve performance that is beyond state-of-the-art, meeting the requirements for NASA deep space long-range communication.   The proposed fiber optical switch design also leverages our over 20 years of micro-optic development experience to achieve extended longevity over 20 years without power consumption as well as meeting compact size and low weight requirements for space applications.  The design and fabrication process are compatible with and qualified for space applications.  The phase I effort will result in a prototype demonstration that supports performance claims and a Phase II plan that formulates a pathway to a space qualification with planned flight experiments in Phase III. 

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

This program addresses NASA's need to develop technologies for conducting future deep-space missions with extended communication range and flight time.

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

RF-photonics, free-space communications, and quantum communication systems including unhackable communications, instantaneous teleporting communications, connecting quantum computers together.

Duration: 6

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