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ADVANCED COMPONENTS FOR SPACEBORNE INFRARED ASTRONOMY

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
626
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
626
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infrared Laboratorytories I
1808 E 17th St Tucson, AZ 85719
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: ADVANCED COMPONENTS FOR SPACEBORNE INFRARED ASTRONOMY
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $435,827.00
 

Abstract:

INNOVATIONS IN THREE RELATED AREAS ARE EXPLORED WITH THE GOAL OF ADVANCING THE CAPABILITIES OF SPACEBORNE INFRARED ASTRONOMY. FIRST, IMPROVED MATERIALS, PARTICULARLY DOPED GERMANIUM, ARE STUDIED TO PROVIDE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE FOR LONG WAVELENGTH DETECTORS (30-120 MICRONS). THE SECOND PART OF THIS PROJECT INVOLVES NEW ELECTRONICS FOR LOW TEMPERATURE OPERATION, INCLUDING CHARGE-INTEGRATION AMPLIFIERS UTILIZING JUNCTION FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS (JFETS), METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FETS FOR SWITCHING AND RESET APPLICATIONS, AND MODIFIED COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MULTIPLEXERS FOR COUPLING LARGE NUMBERS OF COOLED DETECTORS TO A DATA SYSTEM AT NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE FEASIBILITY OF TRUE CRYOGENIC JFETS CAPABLE OF OPERATING AT TEMPERATURESBELOW 60K IS EXAMINED. FINALLY CRYOGENIC ACTUATORS AND MOTORS (LORENTZ-FORCE-LINEAR, SUPERCONDUCTING ROTARY, AND STEPPER TYPES) WITH VIRTUALLY NO POWER DISSIPATION ARE INVESTIGATED AND A MODEL BUILT TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR BASIC PROPERTIES.

Principal Investigator:

Arnold W. Davidson

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Infrared Laboratorytories
1808 E. 17th St. Tucson, AZ 85719

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