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Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Based 3D Imaging

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95649
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
090113
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
T7
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LongWave Photonics, LLC
15 Bartlett St #3 Boston, MA 02129-2520
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Based 3D Imaging
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CF71P
Award Amount: $99,490.00
 

Abstract:

The NASA Constellation program has a need to non-destructively test (NDT) non-metallic materials (foams, Shuttle Tile, Avcoat, etc) for defects such as delaminations and voids. While imaging systems at terahertz frequencies (0.3 to 3 THz) have been demonstrated for 2D imaging of similar materials, they have not yet demonstrate full 3D volumetric imaging. To meet this need, LongWave Photonics proposes to use high-power, low-frequency terahertz quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) developed at MIT, to demonstrate 3D imaging using Laser Triangulation. By using high-power QCL sources, large signal to noise ratios (SNRs) are attainable, resulting in resolution of subtle defects at fast scan speeds. The shorter wavelengths emitted by QCLs, 60 to 250

Principal Investigator:

Alan Lee
Principal Investigator
3106506276
awmlee@longwavephotonics.com

Business Contact:

Alan Lee
Business Official
3106506276
Small Business Information at Submission:

LongWave Photonics, LLC
2711 Centerville Rd Wilmington, MA 19808

EIN/Tax ID: 270822337
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-
Contact Phone: 6172532431