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Optical Software to Calculate Terrestrial Planet Finder Contrast Including…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76671
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
041842
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road Suite 350 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Optical Software to Calculate Terrestrial Planet Finder Contrast Including Polarization Effects
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG05CA42C
Award Amount: $69,976.00
 

Abstract:

BRO will provide commercially available optics software that dependably calculates image plane irradiance to the precision required by TPF missions. Calculations will be compared to those predicted in the published literature. BRO will use the Gaussian Beam Decomposition Algorithm (GBDA), which works within fully 3D systems, simulates interferometers and deformable mirrors, includes polarization, and calculates fields at all propagation distances. In Phase II, BRO will increase the speed of the GBDA, write software to estimate the errors in calculations to include the effects of polarization aberrations on the irradiance and add optimization capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Gary L. Peterson
5207210500
gpeterson@breault.com

Business Contact:

Mark Fink
Business Official
5207210500
mfink@breault.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Breault Research Organization, Inc.
6400 E. Grant Rd., Suite 350 Tucson, AZ 85715

EIN/Tax ID: 860377447
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No