InPhase Technologies announced that it was awarded a grant from
the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST)
Advanced Technology Program (ATP) for a two year project to
develop advanced holographic recording technology leading to the
commercialization of the first 1 terabyte (TB) holographic data
InPhase Technologies will develop advanced multiplexing and
recording techniques that enable more holograms to be stored in
the same volume, thereby dramatically increasing storage
densities, data transfer rate and data fidelity. The funds will
also be used to develop new servo tracking techniques to improve
data transfer rate and system robustness. Researchers from the
University of California at San Diego and Carnegie Mellon
University (Pittsburgh, PA) will work with InPhase Technologies
to integrate their signal processing expertise into the project.
InPhase introduced an early prototype of its TapestryTM
holographic storage system and media in 2002, and is delivering
product today to OEMs for test and evaluation, ramping into
volume production in 2005.
This grant is the second that InPhase has received from the ATP
in the last year, a reflection of the U.S. government’s strong,
sustained commitment to ongoing research and development for key
U.S. technologies, such as holographic data storage. InPhase
received a $2 million grant in 2002 to develop the first
commercial rewritable holographic data storage media.