Manufacturing and Assembly of Innovative Electro-Optical Components and Systems

Period of Performance: 04/06/2006 - 10/06/2006

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Luna Innovations, Inc.
301 1st St Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Fiber optic data links are inherently protected from radiation and can provide significant weight savings for space-based applications. The goal of this SBIR is to create a distributed fiber optic bus to connect modular electronics within a space vehicle which would also improve bandwidth without modifying the current electronics designs. The output of the Phase I shall be a system configuration document which will be used to create a functional prototype during the Phase II effort.