Low Cost, High Performance IFOG Sensors using Hybrid Integration

Period of Performance: 11/02/2006 - 11/02/2008

$1.97MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

GC Holdings, Inc.
1220 Page Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The goal of the Phase II program is to build on the Phase I results to develop a 3-axis low-cost optical engine for the interferometric fiber optical gyroscope (IFOG) that is a key cost component of an inertial rate sensor. Hybrid integration of glass and lithium niobate waveguide chips will be used to demonstrate a method of combining all three axes of the IFOG system onto a single optical component with an extremely compact package size of 22 x 57 x 10 mm.