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High-Density Diffraction Imaging and Non-Imaging Grating Elements for EUV and…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77695
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054613
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LightSmyth Technologies
875 Wilson Street Unit C Eugene, OR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High-Density Diffraction Imaging and Non-Imaging Grating Elements for EUV and X-ray Spectroscopy Fabricated by DUV Reduction Photolithography
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG06LA10C
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need for lightweight high-density (4000+ lines/mm) novel diffraction grating elements in modern telescopes to advance EUV and X-ray astrophysics. Current grating technologies (ruling and holographic beam interference) do not provide optimal solution for all grating requirements. In response to NASA request, we propose to apply state-of-the art DUV reduction photolithographic tools developed for modern semiconductor industry and LightSmyth's proven design expertise in the application of this technology to the development of grating devices with constant and varying line spacing (VLS). The proposal will focus on four major areas: (i) Development and demonstration of constant and VLS reflective diffraction grating elements for EUV and X-ray spectroscopy at glazing angle of incidence with straight lines. (ii) Development and demonstration of VLS reflective diffraction grating elements for EUV and X-ray spectroscopy at glazing angle of incidence with curved lines to produce focusing diffraction grating elements on a plane substrate. (iii) Design of in-plane and off-plane reflective diffraction grating elements for NASA's Constellation-X. (iv) Design of VLS blazed near-normal incidence focusing diffraction grating elements on plane substrate for EUV imaging spectroscopy to replace diffraction grating on toroidal substrate for Goddard Space Flight Center's NEXUS project.

Principal Investigator:

Dmitri Iazikov
Principal Investigator
5414310027
info@lightsmyth.com

Business Contact:

Thomas W. Mossberg
Business Official
5414310026
info@lightsmyth.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LightSmyth Technologies
1720 Willow Creek Circle #520 Eugene, OR 97402

EIN/Tax ID: 931298995
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No