April2017sbir

April 2017:

Fibertek, Inc. is proud to announce the award of three (3) 2017 NASA Phase I SBIR and one (1) 2016 NASA Phase II SBIR Proposals.   The following Proposals were awarded:

(NASA Phase I SBIR): High Power (50W) WDM Space Lasercom 1.5um Fiber Laser Transmitter High Power (50W) WDM Space Lasercom 1.5um Fiber Laser Transmitter
Fibertek proposes to develop and demonstrate a spaceflight prototype of a wideband, high power (up to 50W), polarization maintaining (PM), 1.5-um fiber laser transmitter, supporting high data rate wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) operation for space optical communication links. The proposed 1.5-um fiber laser transmitter will support up to 8x WDM channels at 4W/channel, with 256-ary pulse-position-modulation (PPM) format, operating at ~10-kW peak power per channel, with >20-nm gain-flat bandwidth, and with 20% power conversion efficiency.

(NASA Phase I SBIR): High Speed Frequency Locking Module for Lidar Based Remote Sensing Systems  High Speed Frequency Locking Module for Lidar Based Remote Sensing Systems
In order to improve the wavelength switching speeds needed to fully exploit the capabilities of airborne and space-based DIAL systems, Fibertek is proposing to develop a high speed, non-mechanical frequency locking module that allows shot to shot frequency switching of single-frequency lasers at up to 3 kHz with a spectral resolution of <10 MHz.

(NASA Phase I STTR): Adaptive and Cognitive Modem for SmallSat Lasercom at High Data Rates  Adaptive and Cognitive Modem for SmallSat Lasercom at High Data Rates
In this NASA SBIR program, Fibertek, Inc., working with its team partner, proposes to design, develop and demonstrate a SmallSat/CubeSat form-factor, optical communication modem suited for space optical communication links from LEO/MEO orbits. The modem will be suitable for use in both space-to-ground and inter-satellite links. A software-defined approach leads to an adaptive and cognitive optical modem that optimizes link BER (bit-error-rate) performance.

(NASA Phase II SBIR): Spaceflight 1.94 Micron Tm Fiber Laser Transmitter  Spaceflight 1.94 Micron Tm Fiber Laser Transmitter
Fibertek will develop a spaceflight prototype 1940 nm, 100 W thulium (Tm) laser suitable for NASA spaceflight and long-duration unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) missions. The proposal is innovative because it demonstrates 100 W of polarization maintaining (PM) performance at 1940 nm.