Miniature Ultra-High Capacity Data Storage (MUHCS) in support of Strike and Mission Planning
Award last edited on: 11/14/2018

Sponsored Program
Awarding Agency
DOD : Navy
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Principal Investigator
Glenn A Gladney

Company Information

Access Optical Networks Inc (AKA: AON)

11 Turtle Hollow Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
   (732) 866-0968
Location: Single
Congr. District: 04
County: Monmouth

Phase I

Contract Number: N68335-08-C-0205
Start Date: 4/8/2008    Completed: 6/17/2009
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AON proposal response to SBIR Phase I Navy 08-022 Miniature Ultra-High Capacity Data Storage (MUHCS) in support of Strike and Mission Planning 0x9D will allow to accelerate AON 1000 development. The Phase I proposal baseline (6 months) would enable AON to complete the modeling and design to replace passive components, align, and assemble the passive components and active optical devices. In addition, AON will complete the integrated electronics control board design, routing, layout, modeling, and BOM for the active optical devices (e.g. laser, spatial light modulator, shutter, beam steering mirror, and photo detector array). The Phase I proposal optional (6 months) would comlete key development tasks required for Phase II, specifically the assembly of the optimized optical module and integration with the fabricated integrated electronic control board designed during the Phase I baseline. The completion of the MUHCS Phase I funding report will detail the optimized optical module operation with the integrated electronic control board for the active optical devices to perform the same functional read/re-writable capabilities as the AON 1000 optical breadboard prototype.

Access Optical Networks, Inc. (AON) is developing the AON 1000 as the first commercial storage using volumetric crystal media to achieve an industry disruptive non-volatile 1.2 TB density and over 1 Gb/s random read/write access speed. The AON 1000 will be prototyped as an optical breadboard demonstrating non-volatile memory functionality with the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices. It is planned for production availability in a 5.25 0x9D form factor and 10 W power requirements.


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