Microminiature Electro-Optic Switching Matrix Module
Project Title:Microminiature Electro-Optic Switching Matrix Module
Company:E-Tek Dynamics, Inc.
Melbourne, FL 32904
Principal Investigator:Pan J. J.
Ground and space control, command, communications, and telemetric sensing systems
demand high performance switches and switch matrices. The conventional electrical
or electro-mechanical switches have many shortcomings. To eliminate these shortcomings,
E-Tek proposes two new microminiature electro-optic switching matrix modules. Using
optoelectronic integrated circuit, the module is practical for fiber optic systems.
The optically controlled RF switching module can directly replace existing electrical
or electro-mechanical switches. In addition to theoretical analyses of performance
parameters, two single-pole double-throw (1x2) switch modules will be designed, optimized,
and fabricated during Phase I R&D to demonstrate the feasibility and practicality.
Similar design and fabrication procedures can directly apply to the MxN matrix modules.