Gould wins multimillion dollar Navy contract for fiber-optic splitters

Feb. 7, 2011
Millersville, MD--Gould Fiber Optics was selected as the lead optical fiber splitter supplier supporting the modernization and life extension of the U.S. Navy's Trident Missile Guidance System.

Millersville, MD--Gould Fiber Optics, a manufacturer and supplier of passive fiber-optic and planar components and integrated modules, was selected as the lead optical fiber splitter supplier supporting the modernization and life extension of the U.S. Navy's Trident Missile Guidance System. Gould has been awarded a multimillion dollar Life of Type Buy (LOTB) contract to supply several thousands of premium-grade polarization-maintaining fiber splitters through March 2012.

Gould has worked with the prime contractors for modernization of the Trident Guidance System, Draper Laboratory, and its inertial sensor subcontractor, Honeywell, to develop high-performance optical fiber splitters for fiber optic gyroscopes. "We see this contract bringing significant value to Gould and our customers as they rely on us for state-of-the-art solutions in passive optical components and subsystems designed and built by our engineers, technicians and other support staff," said Gould Technology general manager Saeed Pilevar. "This further enhances our advantages in capacity, reliability, performance, and flexibility."

Gould was a pioneer in fiber optics technology, commercializing products as early as 1983. The company holds numerous patents on fiber optic components and manufacturing processes, and has partnered with major companies in the development of optical solutions and products which can found on the ocean floor, in space, and around the house. Gould is ISO 9001-2008 and ITAR compliant.

SOURCE: Gould Fiber Optics; www.gouldfo.com/gfo/PDF/Gould-Honeywel-PressRelease-Dec2010.pdf

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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