Developer of planar and fiber-optic components, Gould Fiber Optics announced that it will supply fiber-optic splitters to the U.S. Navy to modernize and extend the size of the Trident Missile Guidance System.
The company has been granted a Life of Type Buy contract to provide polarization-maintaining fiber-optic splitters until March 2012.
Gould has also collaborated with Honeywell and Draper Laboratory to manufacture fiber-optic splitters for optical fiber gyroscopes. Honeywell was the initial sensor subcontractor of Draper Laboratory. The General Manager of Gould Technology, Saeed Pilevar stated that the contract would bring substantial value to the company and the customers. He added that the fiber-optic splitters would bring in numerous advantages such as flexibility, performance, reliability, and capacity.
Gould holds many patents on fiber-optic manufacturing process and has combined with key companies for developing optical solutions and products.